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1 April 2014 Year 23, No. 2 Guatemalas English-language MagazineAvailable worldwide at www.revue.gt FREE Lent and Semana Santa Photo Contest: Volcanoes Caves of Guatemala

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4 TRAVEL & INTERNATIONAL MEDICINE FEBRUARY 8th-14th, 2015 Panajachel, GuatemalaAdventure for the Entire Family This meeting is best of breeda wonderful educational experience in a beautiful place that also aords an opportunity to learn about the history, people and Mayan culture of Guatemalas highlands. Paul Auerbach, MD Program and registration online: MayanCME.com or write: drgilmobley@gmail.com or phone 1-417-848-6100 Internationally renowned faculty Diverse and fascinating curriculum World-class hotel and conference center Once-in-a-lifetime experiences An amazing week lled with inspirational people Special evening presentations for the entire family Abundant hiking, day trips and tours Explore volunteer opportunities25 Hours CME credit

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6 Want to donate to your favorite charity or NGO but dont have much to give? Buy a special lottery ticket in their name and 100% of the winnings go directly to the charity of your choice. THIS IS A SPECIAL PROGRAM... Please contact one of our special representatives at 5521-1864 Right now in Guatemala, most of the organizations we have loved and supported for many years are suering from a lack of funds. Here is a chance to increase the amount of money you are able to donate to any of the local NGOs, food programs, church activities, orphanages, schools, hospitals, animal shelters, medical clinics, etc. is lottery is sponsored by the Pediatric Foundation of Guatemala. Proceeds from every purchased ticket go to support the children and programs of the foundation. Your ticket will be marked with the NGO or organization you wish to support. Any and all winnings will immediately be paid to them. is is an eort to support the great programs in Guatemala. e NGO CIPECADI and many other charity organizations have won up to Q16,000 with donated lottery tickets. You can make a dierence to your favorite charity by buying a ticket and donating the winningsjust write their name on the back.

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8 APRIL REVUE PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS, theme: Volcanoes of GuatemalaEl pequeo poderoso by David Prez Prize: Q250 Brunch at Mesn Panza Verde 1st PLACE by popular vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, April 1st PLACE by judges vote in the Revue Photo Contest, AprilVolcn Santa Mara Quetzaltenango by Alex Hernndez. Prize: Q300 certicate to El Sereno La Antigua. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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10 REGIONS Guatemala City La Antigua Lake Atitln Quetzaltenango Pacic Coast El Petn Cobn Tecpn Ro Dulce31 44 83 88 89 94 94 95 96SECTIONS DateBook: April Health Services Travel Marketplace Real Estate El Salvador Mexico22 39 80 97 100 104 10510 40 45 85 106 MISC. From the Publisher Vet Q & A MAP: La Antigua MAP: Lake Atitln Advertiser IndexDeadline for the May 2014 issue April 10 FOODby Natalie RoseSan Juan Culinary Tour PROFILEby Linda ConardFrancisco Zuiga 2014 SPIRITby Sri Ram Kaa & Kira RaaDiscovering Passion ROADS TO ADVENTUREby Capt. Thor JansonSubterranean Sojourn DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHTby Linda ConardWilliam Kalwick Jr. EDUCATIONby Benjamin ReevesA Safe Passage for Children GREAT DESTINATIONSby T ara T iedemannWestern Highlands of Belize TRAVELby Akaisha and Billy KaderliHow to House Sit AMALIAS KITCHENby Amalia Moreno-DamgaardSavoring Cuaresma Pescado en Escabeche WINE & SPIRITSby Alessandra EstevesGolf, Volcanoes and Wine FOOD FOR THOUGHTShannon McCulloughLos Tres Tiempos SACRED ANIMALS and EXOTIC TROPICAL PLANTSby Dr. Nicholas M. HellmuthPalo de Brazil THE TAX CORNERby John OheQ & A Forum SENSUOUS GUATEMALAby Ken V erondaTime 14 16 17 18 20 32 34 36 54 64 66 70 76 107 GUATEMALA INSIGHTby Elizabeth BellLent and Semana SantaThe largest Easter Week celebration in the world12Alex Hernndez David Prez Lusvin Gonzlez Z. Jos Estuardo Ruiz de Len Gilberto Jos Ramirez Figueroa Camilo Sarti 6 6 38 38 80 94photo contest: Volcanoes of GuatemalaAll of the April entrants can be seen at www.Revue.gt ... here are the winners contents 18

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12 www.REVUE.gtPRINT MOBILE ONLINE PBX: (502) 7931-4500 info@revue.gtGuatemalas English-language Magazine@REVUE is distributed free, and available at: Hotels, Restaurants, Travel Agencies, Car Rental Agencies, Embassies, Spanish Schools, INGUAT oces, Shops, and other public places in the following areas: Guatemala City, La Antigua, Quetzaltenango, Lake Atitln, Cobn, Petn, Ro Dulce, Lvingston, Monterrico, Retalhuleu; as well as locations in El Salvador and Honduras. Csar Tin Mercedes Mejicanos Administrative Assistant: Mara Sols Systems: Luis Jurez, Diego Alvarez Csar Tin, Oscar Chacn, Luis Toribio Maintenance: Silvia Gmez, Dora GmezOpinions or statements printed in the REVUE are not necessarily those of the publishers. We welcome your comments. Sales Representatives: Ivonne Prez, Csar Tin, Denni Marsh, Fernando Rodas, Luis Toribio, Lena Johannessen, Maribel Sikay Rudy A. Girn SAN JO AQUN PRODUCCIONES S.A. John & Terry Kovick Biskovich Associate Editor: Matt Bokor General Manager: Jos CaalREVUE OFFICES: @gmail.com El Salvador Regional Manager: Lena Johannessen C ol. C entroamrica C alle San Salvador #202, San Salvador Tels: (503) 7981-4517, 7860-8632 SAN CRISTBAL D enni Marsh Tels: 5704-1029, 2478-1595Printed by: PRINT STUDIOLA ANTIGU A 3a avenida sur #4-A (Central Oce) TEL: (502) 7931-4500 @40,000 readers monthly Rudy A. Girn Photography: Csar Tin Club Fotogrco de Antigua: www.ClubFotogracoAntigua.com Proofreader: Larry Alford from the publishers ON THE COVERLocals and visitors creating a processional carpet in Antigua Guatemala by Rudy A. Girn photos.rudygiron.comohn & erry ovick iskovichElizabeth Bells Lent and Semana Santa provides a historical background and notes the largest Easter Week celebration in the world is in La Antigua Guatemala. Next Natalie Rose takes us on a culinary tour of San Juan del Obispo, followed by Linda Conards introduction to master jade carver Francisco Ziga who conducts jade carving workshops in the same town. e adventure features include or Jansons Subterranean Sojourn, and Tara Tiedemann tours the Western Highlands of Belize. e food highlightsAmalias Kitchen, Savoring Cuaresma; Shannon McCullough gives us an overview of Los Tres Tiempos, followed by a new column on Wines and Spirits by Alessandra Esteves. Her oering this month is Golf, Volcanoes and Wine. Akaisha and Billy Kaderli provide some valuable tips on How to House Sit. Sri Ram Kaa and Kira Raa share their thoughts on Discovering Passion in Guatemala. A Safe Passage for Children by Ben Reeves explains how this organization has brought literacy to the children who live in the neighborhood of Guatemala Citys garbage dump. Datebook is full of events; the feature is the exposition of recent work by William Kalwick Jr at La Antigua Galera de Arte. Sensuous by Ken Veronda explains how to tell time without looking at your watch. In the Tax Corner John Ohe untangles the details of expat U.S. citizens IRS lings. On a personal note, we would like to dedicate this edition to a beloved Antigua resident, Pablo Swezey (1959-2014). Pablos memory will live on in the lives of his family, his friends and his many admirers. He was a gifted artist and innovator who lived his life to the fullest, every day.

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14 In 1524 the conquerors had barely set foot in Guatemala when they introduced their traditions for Lent and Semana Santa from Seville, Spain. ese have evolved over the centuries and Antigua recently surpassed Seville as having the largest celebration in the world today! Carpet making is everyones favorite part of the season. It can be traced back to the seventh century in the Canary Islands, and to 10thcentury Barcelona, where they made carpets out of dyed earth. Indeed, many cultures prepare sand paintings and other ephemeral forms of artistic expression for religious and spiritual traditions. e rst carpets in Guatemala made in the 16th centurywere made from pine needles and owers. Eventually dyed sawdust was introduced and about 15 years ago vegetables and fruits became popular. Corozothe large pod of a fragrant palm tree found on the Guatemalan south coasthas been popular for some time. Carpet makers are extremely creative in incorporating the most incredible designs using owers and other local plants. If a procession passes by your house (there are 25 processions during Lent), friends and family will often invite themselves over to make a carpet. You are free to choose your materials and designs (although using your business logo is frowned upon by locals), ...cont. pg 92 by Elizabeth Bell /Guatemala Insight Antigua recently surpassed Seville, Spain as having the largest Easter Week celebration in the world today! Lenten vistas ( )

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14 A horde of chickens gathers at Gerson Ordoezs feet. Each one jockeys for position near his blue boots, nipping at the dirt-crusted rubber. Its a fresh morning, the haze of cooking re smoke is beginning to dissipate after the breakfast rush, and the bells in San Juan del Obispos historic church just nished their oclock alert (the aldea of San Juan is 15 minutes south of La Antigua). Ordoez and I are in one of eight chicken pens set up on the property he shares with his wife Tessa of Tess Unlimited and their 25 rescued dogs. In this enclosure chickens outnumber humans 25 to 1, but they are pleasant hosts. e hens are a burnt shade of toee with a white petal pattern blooming down their necks onto their backs. Aside from Ordoezs boots, they take particular liking to the red polish on my toenails, testing them curiously with their beaks. It tickles. e chickens roam around their space happily, perhaps making their way over to the grain feed to snack, or heading into the coop to lay one of hundreds of eggs the gaggle will produce today. As Ordoez informs me about all things chicken, he bends over and strokes one particularly needy hen. Shes been vying for his attention all morning. He pets her with aection, so much so that the other chickens rue their feathers in jealousy. It makes me wonder who else in the pueblo treats their wards with such care? Who still maintains traditional production methods in an age when mechanization is the norm? Who else takes such pride in their products that turning a prot falls far below integrity and transparency of their processes? What follows is a list of my favorite criollo (home-made, home-grown) producers in San Juan del Obispo, of which there are quite a few. Some even sell their wares outside the pueblo, so you can try them for yourself. Whether its a well-known company like Chocolate San Juan or an individual you happen to nd on the street, each producer takes great pride in making his or her goods and is eager to share. Buen provecho! Hecho en San Juan FOOD text/photos by Natalie RoseA culinary tour through San Juan del Obispos homemade and local delicacies. Savory morning fare: Fried eggs with house-made utz pin pin salsa and chorizos Who still maintains traditional production methods in an age when mechanization is the norm?

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15 Chocolate San Juan When Doa Josefa of Chocolate San Juan passed away last year, a nephew and four of her children took over the family business. Today, they operate out of the family house on 2a avenida norte in San Juan where production has been helmed since Doa Josefas mother started in 1915. is generation takes the same care as those before it. Each cacao bean is tested by hand for weight, quality and taste, then roasted, ground, added to sugar and pressed into perfectly round discs. It makes the most splendid hot chocolate when mixed with milk or water. Local tiendas sell the chocolate in avors like arroz or canela for around Q18 a pound, and you can also nd it in La Antigua at La Bodegona. Goat Milk Between 8 and 9 oclock every morning, Ezequiel Rojas walks his most prized possessions, three at a time, up and down the throughway between the Calvario in Antigua and San Juan, their udders swaying as they keep pace. Along the way he calls out, Leche de cabra, leche de cabra. His goatsshades of cream and browned butter and chocolategraciously yield to Rojas when he leans in to ll a Styrofoam cup with the sweetest, grassiest, frothiest goats milk youve ever tasted. It will cost you Q5 for about eight ounces, which you can take in your morning coee or make the best dulce de leche on earth. La Cocina del Obispo If its a lazy Saturday morning and you arent in the mood to cook, then Cocina del Obispo is where you should head, where Armanda Chacn Guill de Sarceo and her husband run a homey yet thriving restaurant on the weekends. Open since 2003, Chef Armanda turns out delicious breakfasts starting with coee, sweet breads and homemade strawberry preserves, then mosh a sweet oatmealfresh juice, and a plate of savory morning fare, like fried eggs with house-made utz pin pin salsa and chorizos. Most breakfasts are under Q45, and for the amount of food, theyre worth every centavo. Del Obispo also serves up excellent tpica later in ...cont. page 46 Make a right while rolling yourself out of del Obispo and youll nd Domingo Daz Ch. and his home made wine against a backdrop of women from Santa Mara de Jess sudsing up their laundry at the San Juan pilas. Natalie Rose is a freelance writer who lives in San Juan del Obispo where she happily stus her face with local products.

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16 Francisco ZigaZiga began working with soapstone and jasper in childhood, but when I discovered jade, I found my passion, he says. at passion soon drove him high into the mountains in the Alta Verapaz and Zacapa regions of Guatemala to search for raw jade where the ancient Maya rst found it. I call the place Close to God because theres a divine peace in this mountain, he says. You dont want to leave when youre searching there its beautiful. On countless excursions, Ziga and his three-man team spent days and nights searching the mountains for jadeite rock of the desired color. For wealthier clients, the team occasionally used helicopters to transport up to a ton of jade from the mountainside to trucks ...continued page 72When visitors come to Francisco Zigas jade jewelry workshops, he always oers them the same simple advice: When you work with jade, you must feel at peace and very happy. From the joy Ziga expresses in his work, its clear hes a man who lives by his words. Ziga, whose long beard, glasses and warm smile recall everyones favorite grandfather, sculpts jadeite, the Guatemalan jade considered sacred by the Maya peoples. He conducts jade workshops in his home in San Juan del Obispo, just outside of Antigua, where he and his wife Odilia treat visitors like family. Instead of passively watching a demonstration, workshop participants get handson experience creating their own PROFILE text/photos by Linda Conardoriginal designs, selecting a piece of jade, and performing virtually every step of transforming it into a unique piece of jewelry. Ziga tells participants, Do the work 50 percent with your hands and 50 percent with your heart. If you make the piece with love, it will be reected in your piece and you will enjoy it for your whole life. Its hard to imagine a better jadesculpting teacher than Ziga. For 44 years, hes worked with jade at every levelfrom searching for it in the mountains, cutting and hauling it back to Antigua, creating jewelry, and sharing his knowledge with others. He is featured in publications like the National Geographic Magazine (September 1987), and the book Jades of Mesoamerica by Fred Ward.: Ziga teaches a group of students how to create their own jade sculptures

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17 Passion! A word that evokes many diering images with diverse expressions of the experience. April is the month in Guatemala where passion ignites its richness with a cacophony of events, emotions and experiences that are here for you to discover. When we live from our passion we experience a richer life. It is a richness that cannot be counted with currency or explained on a nancial statement. It does not reect in our home or our job, our clothes or our car. It is an experience of our life force from a place of joy that transcends the mundane. Passion is a vital energy that can be happy, sad, intense or light. It can be enjoyed alone or shared with others, yet, in the end, it is a wholly singular experience. Of course, there is the Passion of Christ, a rich tradition that is beautifully celebrated in Guatemala throughout Lent (starting on Ash Wednesday) and culminating with Semana Santa (Holy Week). Many of the devoted, dressed in purple and white, carry huge andas (oats) in processions that weave through the streets of La Antigua Guatemala. And alongside this powerful display you can discover those who are just as passionate about their commitment to animal rescue, indigenous rights, education, quality medical care, food distribution and so much more. In Guatemala there is an abundance of energies to inspire you and so many activities that invite passionate action. e day-to-day grind of earning a living can silently destroy our passion if we are not careful. How many people do you know who wake up each day dreading going to work or putting o the vacation of their dreams for another day? Passion can be considered a dirty word based upon your perspective. Perhaps your passion is only achieved through intimacy or connection with another. Perhaps your passion has been hidden for so long that you are not sure where it went. ...cont. page 50 Discovering Passion in Guatemala Sri and Kira have authored several books and are the owners of TOSA La Laguna. email: oce@tosaspa.com www.LakeAtitlanSpa.com by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa2014 SpiritDiscovering Passion in GuatemalaMar de Morado by Ral Illescas Palomo

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18 I received a call from a man who introduced himself as a friend of a friend; he wanted to know if I would help him nd a cave or two in Guatemalas northern Petn province. e caller, by the way, was Gordon Quattlebaum, a man destined to become known as one of Meso-Americas foremost cave explorers. Buddy, as everyone calls him, is also a pioneer of one of the worlds most dangerous sportscave diving. Two weeks after Buddys call I arrived at Poptn and hiked from my camp to Ixobel Lodge. I was walking across the expanse of pasture that surrounds the visitors center when what looked like a red meteor ashed down directly at my head, causing me to fall prostrate on the grass in an attempt at self-preservation. e raucous laughing-cry of the demonic feathered prankster immediately reminded me that I had forgotten about Ixobels signature attack macaws, a pair of crimson parrots that delight in terrorizing unsuspecting tourists. ey sit in the high trees just waiting for their prey to blunder into their territory. Carol Devine, Ixobels proprietress, was walking toward me with a big grin on her face. Youve been away too long, she exclaimed. Too-true! was my chagrinned reply. e next day Buddy arrived, having driven from his base near Tulum (Quintana Roo, Mexico). After perfunctory greetings we headed out to Ixobels own cavern, known as the -minute caveits a 45-minute walk from the lodge. Buddy had all the gear necessary for serious cave exploration: ropes, rechargeable lamps, special helmets and kneepads, and even his own experimental mini-scuba rebreathing device. e cave, although small, was very beautiful. It featured amazing stalagmite and stalactite formations and a mirror-like reecting pool. We spent the afternoon there, Buddy testing his equipment while I experimented with taking photos illuminated by a combination of brilliant-white magnesium ares and remote ash assemblies. en it was back to Finca Ixobel, world famous for sumptuous dinner buets always replete with a huge mixed salad fresh from its organic garden. After dinner Buddy brought out a well-worn map. He smiled as I tried to gure it out. is is a speleologists treasure map, he conded. Serious spelunkers are a hermetic brotherhood, he Subterranean Sojourn text/photos by Capt. or Janson / ./rRoads to Adventure

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19continued. We do not reveal the whereabouts of the caves we discover until there is reason to think that the local authorities will adequately protect the cave. Marauding curiosity seekers can quickly destroy what took nature many thousands of years to create. erefore the caves must be kept secret. en and there Buddy gave me a choice: Either I swear to keep our subterranean discoveries a secret or else the whole show was o. I swear, I said. Buddy showed me the sites on the map that he was looking for some of the discoveries having been made by other spelunkers decades before. Buddys dream, the spelunkers El Dorado, would be discovering one of the worlds largest and most extensive cave systems. At dawn the next day we were jolting along a jungle track in Buddys vintage 4X4 power wagon heading east toward the Belizean border. e trip took eight hours, as we had to use the winch repeatedly to drag the vehicle through mud or to clear a fallen tree. e only people we met along the way were a few xateros collecting coveted palm leaves (xate), which are extracted from all over El Petn by hardy jungle men and exported to the States. Supposedly used for ornamental ower arrangements, the leaves, as rumor has it, are really used for making paper similar to that of real currency, or perhaps as an ingredient of some pharmaceutical product. We made camp by a small water hole or cenote. e GPS reading conrmed that we are right on target, Buddy proclaimed. We were in a no mans land on the border between the Maya Mountains on one side and Belizes Chiquibul basin on the other. I made a Belizean-style dinner of stewed beans and rice, and then we hunkered down in our tent for the night. e jungle was blaring with the symphonic sounds of a multiplicity of insects, frogs and hooting owls, and I marveled at how the complex sonic atmosphere felt like nectar for my soul. e next morning we were able to nd the mouth of a cave that was marked on the treasure map. We cleared as little bush as possible then rappelled 10 meters to the oor below. Strapping on Buddys old-school helmets, equipped with brass carbide lamps, we slowly made our way into the darkness along a low gallery. e We rigged up a magnesium are, and, an instant later, we were treated to an incredible sight. The cavern was spectacular and huge beyond any possible expectation.

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20 ceiling was adorned with the most beautiful and delicate miniature stalactites. One careless wave of the hand and hundreds of these fragile natural works of art would be destroyed. While Buddys focus was locating and mapping cave systems, my main interest was photographing animals. Cave residents are divided into two main groups. e troglophiles are animals that live in the twilight zone near the caves mouth and often spend part of their lives outside the cave. ese are comprised of a large variety of species, including bats, amphibians, sh and insects. Deeper inside the cave are the creatures that have totally adapted to perpetual darkness and they are usually completely blind. ese are the troglobites, eyeless cave sh, crustaceans and insects. Up ahead Buddy was shining a powerful underwater spotlight on what looked like a small water puddle. He then proceeded to take o his pack and gear and stripped down to his shorts. Ill be right back, he assured me, and jumped into the shallow water where he discovered a tube leading down into the rock. I could see his form disappear and then all was silent, except for the never-ending drip, drip, drip of water from innumerable stalactites. He was gone way too long, and I was becoming very concerned. Finally, I saw a faint light and a few moments later Buddy broke the surface with a gasp and a big grin on his face. is looks very promising ! he declared. I was still somewhat upset at what seemed to me reckless daredevilry on his part. I was soon to learn that what might be reckless for most was normal for Buddy. Part of my job was to trail a nylon string that was attached to a branch at the caves entrance. Never, EVER explore a cave without this failsafe means of getting out again. It is incredible how easy it is to get turned around and lose ones way in an unknown cavern. is is exactly what makes cave diving so perilous. e next day we decided to camp inside the cave so that we might penetrate its mysteries even farther. After retracing our steps we set up camp deep inside the cave in a chamber with a ceiling that was at least 10 meters high and festooned with enormous formations. is would be our base for the next three days as we explored the inner sanctums of this phenomenal subterranean system. Cave living has to be experienced in order to be appreciated. It is a world of perpetual night. Here none of the normal cues from terrestrial existence are present. No changes in temperature. No dawn or dusk. Just endless silence and darknessexcept for the incessant sound of dripping water. I was elated to be in this otherworldly dimension. It was Buddys turn to make dinner, and he outdid himself whipping up his piece de rsistance: crabmeat sou accompanied by freeze-dried scalloped potatoes and freeze-dried sweet corn. I provided some cave music to accompany the chef as he worked his culinary wizardry. Using a pencil, I gently tapped on a row of stalactites, each having a dierent frequency ping, sounding something like a marimba. Stalactites are surprisingly resonant and my concert reverberated around the cavern. After dinner, sipping reconstituted freeze-dried lemonade, we planned our strategy. On the third morningwithout watches one would soon completely lose track of timewe set o on new explorations down through a series of tubes and corridors interspersed with a variety of chambers of ...continued page 82 Cave cricket Mayan bat carving Cave wall formations

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21 DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT by Linda ConardRevue: Early on, you studied art in Italy and New York City. How did those experiences inuence your paintings of Guatemala? Kalwick: Im sure that looking at work in European museums inuenced my style, but I think what most inuenced me were the works of Joaqun Sorolla y Bastida in the Hispanic Society of America, near the Art Students League in New York where I studied. Sorolla painted dierent areas of Spain at the turn of the century because he saw that their customs and culture were disappearing. Guatemala is kind of like Europe was in that period, when dierent areas had distinctive costumes and dialects. When a Guatemalan invited me to visit the country in the 1980s, during Guatemalas civil war, I realized that what I was seeing would not be around much longer, and I was immediately inspired to paint what I saw. Revue: What dierences have you noticed in over a quarter century of painting in Guatemala? Kalwick: eres been so much change. Young people who come to the U.S. to work bring back so many inuences. Surprisingly, many of the traditions still exist, but Ive seen traje (traditional clothing) change colors and designs over the yearssome of the villages have even lost their traje. I didnt think they would last this long, to tell you the truth. Over these 25 years, my paintings have documented the period were living in right now. I think thats important. Carmen Pettersens watercolorsthey have a collection at Museo Ixchelshow images of Guatemala in the 1960s and 70s. She captured that moment in time, and I feel my paintings carry on that tradition and capture the 1980s, 1990s and into the 21st century. Revue: Your paintings seem taken directly from everyday life in rural villages. Do you set up your easel right in the markets? Kalwick: It depends. If I see something in the market that I want to paint, I rst take a photo. But a photo never captures everything we see with ...continued page 74For 25 years, William Kalwick Jr.s paintings have captured the traditions and colors of rural indigenous communities throughout Guatemala. He spoke to Revue magazine about his inspiration, his experiences and his April exhibition at La Antigua Galera de Arte.Tradition and ChangeExhibition: Twenty-ve Years Painting GuatemalaTwenty-ve Years Painting Guatemala, an exhibition of work by William Kalwick Jr., will open at La Antigua Galera de Arte, 4a calle oriente #15, on April 5, from 4-7 p.m. e artist will attend.

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22 APRIL 2014 GUIDE TO CULTURE AND UPCOMING EVENTSCOMPILED BY MERCEDES MEJICANOS Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the MAY 2014 edition by April 10 5 Sat., 4-7pm, thru May 4 ART: Presenting the lastest work in oil by William Kalwick Jr, featuring large format processions scenes of Holy Week in An tigua and market scenes from the High lands, dazzling with light and color. The artist will be present at the opening. La Antigua Galera de Arte, 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua See article, page 21 3 Thurs., 6 to 9pm FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT: Introducing AMO (Antigua Musicos Organizados) with musicians perform ing Guatemala rock originals, jazz fusion, funk & reggae, New Orleans jazz piano, blues standards, Spanish amenco, blue grass banjos and a lot more! Come early, meet the musicians and be a part of video that will be lmed during the concert. Info., (English) tel: 4708-0281; musicians line (Spanish) tel: 4060-0880 or email: AntiguaMusic@live.com Cooperacin Espaola, 6a av., (between 4a y 5a calles), La Antigua 3 Thurs., 7pm, thru Wed. 30 ART: Cocktail inauguration of Tex tum by Rafael Dussn. El Attico, Sala Principal (tel: 2368-0853), 4a av. 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City Thru Sun., 6 ART: Still Moments paintings and works on paper by Jeni fer Kobylarz. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua8 Tues., 5:30pm TALK (English): Combating Poverty through Educa tion ; Safe Passage works with the poor est at-risk children of families working in the Guatemala City garbage dump. Its primary focus is creating opportunities and dignity through the power of edu cation. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua See article on page 329 Wed., 5pm MAYAN CEREMONY: Authentic Mayan ceremony by sac erdotes & spiritual guides Alfonso and Jos. La Pea de Sol Latino (tel: 78824468), 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Anti gua5 Sat., 9am-12pm COOKING CLASS: Guatemalan cuisine. La Pea de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua5 Sat., 10:55am OPERA FOR ALL: La Boheme (Puccini); 26 Sat., 10:55am : Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart). Live in HD, Q130/Q105, students with carnet. IGA (tel: 2422-5555), Ruta 1, 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City datebook

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23 9 Wed., 6pm PRESENTATION: An tigua: Behind the Walls with Eliza beth Bell. Enjoy a one-hour presentation through vintage & contemporary photo graphs collected over the past 40 years, accompanied by Elizabeth Bells expert narration. Q30 per person. Proceeds ben et educational programs in Antigua. Questions encouraged. Autographed books available. Hotel Sor Juana, 4a calle oriente #45, La Antigua9 Wed., 5pm ART: Inauguration, Espiritualidad a collective of work by Contemporary Artists in Antigua (C.A.C.A.) An unconventional artists col lective with an unconventional name, participants have their own distinctive style. Sharing ideas, techniques and phi losophies, C.A.C.A. represents growth, not only for individual artists, but for the community as a whole. Uniting forces and sharing a common passion, C.A.C.A. is quickly becoming a much talked about art movement. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua 10 Thurs., 6pm PRESENTA TION: A slide show, Lent and Holy Week in Antigua by Elizabeth Bell. Enjoy an hour of fabulous descriptions and photos of carpet making, velacio nes, processions and information. Great tips to enjoy the processions! Q40 p/p. Questions encouraged and autographed books available. Proceeds benet edu cational programs in Antigua. Hotel Sor Juana, 4a calle oriente #45, La Antigua 9 Wed., 6pm DOCUMENTARY: A second showing by popular demand, Maximn-Santo o Diablo (Spanish with English subtitles) is the controversial Maya deity who personies good and evil, combining a mixture of ancient Ma yan beliefs and Christianity. The lm con centrates on the people who surround Maximn with their strong personali ties, opinions and faith. Oering a rare glimpse into the rituals and estas hon oring Maximn, the lm takes viewers on a journey that is both joyous and terrify ing. Ultimately Maximn transcends the duality of good and evil, reecting the Mayan cosmovision in which everything in the universe co-exists. Free, open to the public. (www.maximonmovie.com) Cooperacion Espaola, 6a. av. norte (be tween 3a y 4a calle), La Antigua 18 Fri. GOOD FRIDAY, 4am Pro cession of Jess Nazareno de La Merced, La Merced church; 3pm Procession of the burial of Christ, San Felipe de Jess church; 4pm Procession of the burial of Christ, Escuela de Cristo church. 19 Sat. SATURDAY OF GLORY Procession of the Virgen de Soledad from various churches. 16 Wed. HOLY WEDNESDAY Holy vigil of Seor Sepultado, Escuela de Cristo church; 2pm Childrens proces sion (age 10 and under) from La Merced church. 17 Thurs. MAUNDY THURSDAY Procession of Jess Nazareno de la Hu mildad, San Cristbal El Bajo church; 1pm Procession of Jess Nazareno del Perdn, San Francisco el Grande church. 14 Mon. HOLY MONDAY Holy vigil of Jess Nazareno de La Merced, La Mer ced church. 15 Tues. HOLY TUESDAY Holy vigil of Jess Nazareno del Perdn, San Fran cisco El Grande church.HOLY WEEK PROCESSIONS & VIGILS La Antigua Guatemala13 Sun PALM SUNDAY Procession of Jess Nazareno de La Merced, La Mer ced church. 20 Sun. EASTER SUNDAY Proces sion of Jess Resucitado for Obras Socia les del Hermano Pedro. 5 Sat., 5pm LIVE MUSIC: Ron Noecker, piano. Benet for Nursing Heart Inc (Guatemala Esperanza). Five Chopin nocturns and more. Suggested donation Q100.26 Sat., 5pm LIVE MUSIC: Ser gio Zepeda, guitar and percus sion.Suggested donation Q100. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua DATEBOOK

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24 DATEBOOK REVUE is not reponsible for event cancellations or date/time changes24 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CONFERENCIAS: Camposantos coloniales : Hallazgos en el mercado municipal de Solol por Marielos Co rado. Contribucin Q30, estudiantes Q15. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle nal z. 10, Guatemala City26 Sat., 11am-2pm U.S. VOTER REGISTRATION: Members of Dem ocrats Abroad Guatemala are available to help you register: 2014 mid-term elec tions. Questions: John Chudy, mayadems@ yahoo.com. Conexion, 4a calle oriente, co mercial La Fuente #14, La Antigua23 Wed., 6:30pm, thru June 9 ART: Inauguration of Mari posas paintings by Manolo Gallardo. Galera de Fundacin G&T Continental, 5a av. 12-38, z. 1, Guatemala City 23 Wed., 9am BOOK DAY: Cuidando nuestros libros. Free. Parking Q35. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 23387836), 6a calle nal z. 10, Guatemala City22 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: As Green As It Gets Generating Economic Opportunity through Coee and empowering Guatemalans to build protable, sustainable businesses. Dona tion Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua26 Sat. 7pm thru May 31 ART: Opening (cocktail) Dulce Morti cacin by Eny Roland. El Attico, Saln del Coleccionista (tel: 2368-0853), 4a av. 1545, z. 14, Guatemala City17 Thurs., thru Sun. 16 YOGA & MEDITATION retreat with Rae Ishee. (info: raeishee@yahoo.com) Villa Sumaya, Santa Cruz la Laguna, Lake Atitln19 Sat., 5pm (Spanish) CHARLA: Asociacin Vida, conoce las activi dades de estos jvenes. La Pea de Sol La tino (tel: 7882-4468), 5a calle pon. #15-C, La Antigua12 Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Ms msi ca, menos violencia a unique musical recital by students of Sistema de Orquestas de Guatemala, (SOG). All procedes support SOG and its programs. Suggested donation Q150. Info. & reserva tions, tels: 7955-8282 & 7832-2925. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua 11 Fri., 7pm THEATRE: Three oneact plays presented by Antiguas Little Theatre (an AnEcho activity). Free. El Sitio, 5a calle pon., #15, La Antigua AnEcho oers programs and activities to the community free of charge. Programing varies from theatre to bridge to discussion groups. If youre interested in joining, please contact anechoprograms@gmail.com 12 Sat., 1pm DANCE: Children dancing to marimba music. Free. La Pea de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua11 Fri., 5:30pm DINING at KIDS Restaurant: The only restaurant run by KIDS. They learn cooking, English and computer skills at the Education Cen ter of TESS Unlimited. Every month the KIDS restaurant is assisted by an Antigua restaurant. This month is Rafas Bistro! Reservations: kidsrestaurant@gmail.com or tels: 4550-7798 or 5251-0202. 5pm : Our mini chef will wait for you in front of Cafe Condesa (5a av., central park, Anti gua), where you will be picked up by our shuttle service to bring you to the KIDS Restaurant in San Gaspar Vivar .13 Sun., thru Fri. 18 WORKSHOPS: Traditional handcraft: weaving, bracelets, jewelry, kites, Guatemalan food, ceramics and Mayan writing taught by an archaeologist. Price incls. materials and admission to the Museum. Tel: 7832-3169 (Facebook: Museo Casa del Tejido & www. museodeltejido.org) Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo, 1a calle poniente #51, La Antigua26 Sat. 6-9pm ANNIVERSARY: Cocktail and food tasting, cel ebrating Ubis Sushis 4th anniversary. (www.ubisushi.com) Ubis Sushi (tel: 78212767), 6a av. sur #12 B-2, La Antigua 26 Sat., through May 25 ART: The Transformed Trash Art series with work by Barbara Hard away. Sala del Artista del Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo, La Antigua (highlight, pg 30)29 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: Oxlajuj Batz (Thirteen Threads), facilitat ing Maya women artisans to bring about change through their own eorts, allevi ating adverse eects of poverty and im proving the quality of their lives. Its mis sion is guided by harmony, democracy, & sustainability. The new Maya Womens Center & Fair Trade store, located in an his torical building in Panajachel, houses a co operative Fair Trade store, resource library, community space for meetings & special events, and provides a departure point for tours to the womens communities. Dona tion Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua

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25 DATEBOOK 1a calle poniente #51, La Antigua Tel: 7832-3169 alidaperez@itelgua.com Exhibition and Sale of Maya Textiles & Production of Exclusive Handicrafts The only place in La Antigua managed by Indigenous People MON-FRI 9:00 to 17:00 SA T 9:00 to 13:00 Closed Sunda y 6 Calle nal, zona 10 Universidad Fr ancisco Marroqu n Guatemala Cit y T els: (502) 2338-7836, 2338-7896 www .popolvuh.ufm.edu 4a calle oriente #10 Interior Casa Antigua, El Jauln, La Antigua centrodeartepopular@gmail.com www.centrodeartepopular.comPrimitive Contemporary Guatemalan Art Gallery & Museum Mon -Thurs 10:30am 6:30pm Friday 10:30am 7:30pm Sunday 9:30am 6:30pm Come and participate in our Chocolate workshops: 11am, 1:30pm y 4pm. Q180 per person.Everything about Cacao & Chocolate4a calle oriente #14, Antigua Tel: 7832-4520 Since 1992www.antiguatours.netAuthor of Antigua Guatemala and other publicationsANTIGUA CULTURAL TOUR :Mon, Thurs at 2pm with our best guides Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat at 9:30am with Elizabeth Bell Meet at the fountain in the Central Park $25 Inquire about other tours and travel arrangements in GuatemalaOces: *3a calle oriente #22 and *inside Casa del Conde (Central Park)Tels: 7832-5821, 7832-0053 Need help? See us at Conexion, 4a calle oriente #14, La AntiguaU.S. Citizen in Guatemala? Make your voice heard!You must le a new Federal Post Card Application this year to vote from overseas in the 2014 mid-term elections. Get yours at http://www.votefromabroad.orgContact John Chudy at mayadems@yahoo.com with questions. April 26th, 11am to 2pm May 10th, 11am to 2pm25 Fri., 8am CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT. Esperanza Juvenil AICSA Open, Guatemala Country Club. Q750 en try fee. (see page 98) For more info: 2254-9911. Guatemala City

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26 DATEBOOK Te invitamos a participar en nuestro CONCURSO FOTOGRFICO de mayo 2014 con el tema MADRES E HIJOS EN GUATE MALA. Enviar UNA (1) foto en ALTA RESOLUCIN con el t tulo, lugar donde fue tomada, su nombre y el sitio web para el crdito a: fotos@revue.gt Habrn premios para las fotos ganadoras, incluye cena para dos en Mesn Panza Verde Para ms informacin Revue.gtSern elegibles las fotos que se reciban hasta el 10 de Abril de 2014 .We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for May 2014 with the theme MOTHERS & CHILDREN. Please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo with caption/location and your name & website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt There will be prizes for winning photos including dinner for 2 at Mesn Panza Verde More information at Revue.gtSubmissions entered by the 10th of April will be eligible.

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live music Mondays, 8-10pm Nelson Lunding. Q35 cover Wednesdays, 8-10pm Jazz Duo with Lisandro de Leon and Felix Torres. Q35 cover Thursdays, 8-10pm Buena Vista de Corazn, Ignacio Perez on congas and Aniet Gonzles on ute. Q35 cover Fridays, 8-10pm Latin Trio, Denis Medina on Cubano Tres. Q35 cover Saturdays, 5-6:30pm Panza Verde Presents a variety of musical adventures every Saturday Afternoon at 5 pm. Join us for a wonderfully eclectic selection of International and Guatemalan musical talent, each performing in their own style.. (A contribution for the musician is encouraged) Saturdays, 8-10pm Guest artist. Q35 cover April 5, Sat., 5pm Ron Noecker, piano. Benet for Nursing Heart Inc (Guatemala Esperanza) Five Chopin nocturns and more. Suggested donation Q100 There will be no live music on Thur, Good Friday and Saturday (April 19) during Semana Santa. April 26, Sat., 5pm Sergio Zepeda, guitar and percussion. Suggested donation Q100La Cueva de Panza Verde tels: 7955-8282, 7832-2925 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua -Q35 coverLa Pea de Sol Latino tel: 7882-4468 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua Mondays Charlie and his romantic guitar Tuesdays David; jazz and pop music Wednesdays thru Sundays 7-10pm: Grupo Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan utes). Sundays, 5-8pm Matine dominical: salsa, merengue, rumba and moreFridas tel: 7832-1296 Calle del Arco #29, La AntiguaFridays World music. Posada de Santiago tel: 7721-7366 1 km south of Santiago Atitln, Lake AtitlnEvery week usually on Fridays and Saturdays. Check Gringos of Santiago on Facebook for details. Trova Jazz tel: 2334-1241 Via 6, 3-55, zona 4, Guatemala CityFriday Concerts Call for schedule: Live music Thursdays through Saturdays.

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29 live music Mondays Eric Fry: enjoy a great mix of western and rock music! Tuesdays Gustavo: this local musician plays a mix of Latin and western classics Wednesdays Open Mic Night! Hosted by dierent musicians; come along and show your skills! Thursdays Gustavo: this local musician plays a mix of Latin and western classics Fridays Bonre Night! Dierent guest artists and drink specials from 8pm Saturdays A variety of bands and musicians! Sundays Kenny Molina, one of Antiguas best loved musicians plays a variety of Latin music that will make you dance! Rainbow Caf tel: 7832-1919 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua Free Live Music Nightly from 8:00pm Kape Paulinos tel: 7840-3806 Km 87.5 Carretera Interamericana, TecpnSundays 1 to 4pm: Live marimba band Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 9-11:30pm: A variety of live music... call for scheduleRestaurante Personajes tel: 7832-3758 6a av. norte #6, La AntiguaMondays & Tuesdays Msica Bolera (7-9pm) Wednesdays & Thursdays Bossa, Brazil/North Ameri can, sofa rock and boleros with Trujillo, Ren, Gilberto and Bryan. Fridays & Saturdays Tropical salsa by Grupo CaribeLas Palmas tel: 7832-9734 6a av. norte #14, La Antigua TRATTORIA LA NONNATel: 7840-4036 Km 86.5, Carretera Interamericana, TecpnSaturdays 7-10pm: Live music

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30 DATEBOOK PLAN AHEAD THROUGHOU T T HE MON T H The Transformed Trash Art series with work by Barbara Hardaway is a collection of kaleidoscopic collages presented as a metaphor for Guatemalas operational eorts, both big and small, of packaging, organizing and then transporting domestic garbage for recycling and disposal. The artist explains, This series is a social commentary to highlight the fact that while Guatemala continues to confront the societal challenges of trash overrunning the landscape, in many instances, trash disposal operations are successful coopera tive enterprises. It is also a tribute to the thousands of people, at all levels of the trash industry, who make our lives safer, our environment cleaner and whose labor is so often taken for granted. It is my wish to bring attention to areas of the sanitation industry where garbage elimination is being addressed in order for the public to have a more mea sured discussion of this global problem of waste management that is a daily chal lenge for countries all over the world. This collection consist of 30 pieces in addition to 11 smaller images that illustrate the process of taking the original digital picture and then hand colorizing before transforming it into the nal collage. (www.arthardaway.com) A portion of artist proceeds from this show benet the Fundacin Deseo Escucharte. The foundation trains and employs deaf adults in the baking industry and provides instruction in Guatemalan sign language. Thurs., 8:30am TOUR: Visit Ciudad Vieja; youll see where many Nios de Guatemala families work and live. Also, visit the school built by Nios de Gua temala. Q200/Q100, students. Proceeds benet Nios de Guatemala projects. An tigua_oce@ninosdeguatemala.org; tel: 7832-8033. La Antigua/Ciudad ViejaWednesdays, 5pm (Spanish) FILMS: Cooperacin Espaola (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle poniente), La AntiguaMon., 4:30pm; Tues., 3pm; Wed., 3pm DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Aso ciacin Guatemalteca de Bridge. Info., Eva: 7832-4327 or Denni: 2478-1595. Vista Hermosa, z. 15, Guatemala CityMondays, 10am & Thursdays, 2:30pm : Common Hope oers a free two-hour village tour; learn about its education, health care & housing pro grams. Meet at the fountain, central park; also private tours avail., tel: 7922-6600. Visit www.commonhope.org. La AntiguaDaily, 2pm & 4pm MOVIES: Las Palmas (tel: 7832-9734), 6a av. n. #14, La Antigua2nd & 4th Thursday, 6:30pm The Antigua Curry Club meets to enjoy delicious Indian food. Visit www. cernikovsky.com/curry.htm. A membersonly club, limited memberships avail able. La Antigua (See Curry Fever www.revue.gt, March 2014)Thursdays, 5-6pm DOCUMEN TARY: Wings presents Blessed Fruit of the Womb: The Fight for Reproductive Rights in Guatemala. Free. The Bagel Barn, 5a calle poniente #2, La AntiguaSundays, 11am (Spanish) TEATRO: El rbol con un interesante mensaje ecolgico. Q50. Teatro Dick Smith, IGA, Ruta 1 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala CityCONVOCATORIA : Graba un cor tometraje. Compite en el Festival Internacional de Cine FIC Puebla en La Antigua Guatemala Q50, incluye capaci tacin, diploma de participacin y compe tencia en el festival. Los ganadores com petirn a nivel internacional. Para informacin e inscripcin: cp guatemala@gmail.com o tel: 5018-0704.Saturdays Exhibition and sale of natural dyed textiles, weavings and naf paintings from San Juan La Laguna. Free admission. Uxlabil Hotel & Gallery, 6a av norte #56, LaAntigua May 11, Sunday, 8am CARRERA ARCOIRIS: Run or walk 5 kms, bring your kids and pets. Organized by Club Rotario. Q70, all prots will be donated to Unidad Nacional de Oncologa Peditrica which provides treatment to children with cancer. La Antigua

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31 shopping + services GU ATEM A L A CI T Y Carretera al Atlantico 0-80, z.17Telefax: 2256-4564 Monday Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pmkm 14.5 Centro Comercial Escala Carretera a El SalvadorTelephone: 6637-5763/64 Monday friday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm Saturday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Sunday 9:30 am to 6:00 pmCalle Mariscal 18-40, z.11 across the street from Pro-ciegos Telephone: 2473-1941 / 2474-5194 Fax: 2474-5254 Monday Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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32 Guatemala Citys zona 3 includes the basurero, the citys dump. ough there is no ocial census, an estimated 7,000 people, which according to local residents includes approximately 1,000 children, work in the basurero picking through trash to nd plastic and metal that can be sold to recyclers. Ongoing eorts by the police have prevented some children from entering the dump, yet many still join their parents working alongside them every day in the hot, smoky, dangerous trash piles. However, for around 550 children living in the basurero neighborhood, the NGO Camino Seguro/Safe Passage represents stability and hope. Camino Seguro places education rst in the childrens lives. Camino Seguro pays for school uniforms and supplies and provides tutoring, meals and regular medical check-ups. To help ensure that the children focus on their studies and do not go back to work in the dump, Camino Seguro donates food monthly to the 300 families that it serves. One of the biggest triumphs for Camino Seguro has been the fact that none of the children in the program suer from malnutrition. If their kids are going to be in the program they have to make a commitment not to take their kids to work with them, Andrea Marroqun, director of public relations for Camino Seguro, said. Camino Seguro oers services to children beginning in nursery school and continuing through high school, and the primary goal is to teach children about other opportunities outside of the basurero, according to Marroqun. Most of the children attend local public schools, although Camino Seguro has begun providing on-site education as well. e NGOs eorts are not limited solely to helping the children of the basurero. Camino Seguro has established afternoon and night classes for many parents from the community. Most workers in the basurero have little education and many cannot read or write. Little by little, Camino Seguro aims to change that by oering literacy courses. One wall in Camino Seguros oce is covered with pictures of adults who have graduated from elementary school through its programseach photograph is accompanied by a short autobiography handwritten by the student. I call myself Esther Castillo, reads one such biography. I am 81 years old. I have three children and 15 grandchildren. I really like to A Safe Passage for Children in Guatemala Citys Basurero Neighborhood A wall in Camino Seguros oce is covered with pictures of adults who have graduated from elementary school through its programs.by Benjamin Reeves

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33 18 calle 21-31, z.10 Blvd Los Prceres www.in-nola.com Telephones: 2367-2424, 2337-4498 In Nola In NolaFabrics by the yard & more REPAIRS & ALTERATIONS13 calle 5-24, z. 9, Guatemala City Tel: 2332-4017Weaving, Embroidery and Sewing Supplies shopping + services GU ATEM A L A CI T Y International Interdenominational tel: 2361-2037, 2361-2027 email: unionchurchguatemala@gmail.com web: www.unionchurchguatemala.com 12 calle 7-37 zona 9 Plaza Espaa, GuatemalaSunday Services Contemporary 8:15 am Traditional 11:00 am The Worship Experience 6:00 pm Thursday Services Contemplative 12:15 pmCaring for the English-speaking Community Were your best choice, so leave everything in our hands. We guarantee weekly Consolidated Cargo Service, door-to-door from Miami to Guate mala. Contact us and nd out why we are the best option.IMPORTING?transcargogt@gmail.com Tel: 2360-0407 IMPORTACIONES? Somos su mejor opcin, deje todo en nuestras manos. Garantizamos un Servicio de Carga Consolidada, semanal, puerta a puerta desde Miami a Guatemala. Contctenos y compruebe porque somos lo mejor opcin.TRANSCARGO Lin Canola5a calle 9-60, zona 1. Centro Histrico, Guatemala City TelFax: 2232-0858 Tels: 2253-0138 Credit Cards Inside parking www.lin-canola.comArtesanas tpicasAll kinds of native textiles Fabrics by the yard Wood, leather & more Looking for easy online access to Revue advertisers? Scan this... ...or check our BUSINESS DIRECTORY at www.REVUE.gt/links/ cook chicken, pepian and beef soup as well. e church pleases me. I go two times a week. I am in the class to learn to read and write. Camino Seguro was founded in 1999 by American teacher Hanley Denning. Denning died in a car crash in Guatemala in 2007, the same year that the programs rst students graduated from high school, yet the organization has continued to thrive and grow, and in 2012 it opened its very own pre-school. e most important thing about Camino Seguros programs is that the children are learning something dierent from life in the basurero, Marroqun said. I think thats something that Guatemala needs in general, to get the value of education. More information on Camino Seguro can be found at www.safepassage.org Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Henry Ford If you want to make your dreams come true, the rst thing you have to do is wake up. J.M. Power

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34 When you think of Belize what often comes to mind is brilliant turquoise water and a lively Caribbean vibe. Of course, Belize oers amazing whitesand beaches and enough good rum to keep any pirate ship at port for a while; however, did you know that Belize also has a rich Mayan history? Before present-day country borders were established, the Maya, in what is now northern Guatemala, often traded with the Maya who were living in what we now know as the western Highlands of Belize. If you can, extend your visit to Tikal by crossing the Guatemala border and head to the nearby city of San Ignacio, a perfect base for ex ploring western Belize. e area has plenty of amazing jungle lodges, ranging from rustic encampments to high-end eco-re sorts; a few of my favorites include Table Rock, e Lodge at Chaa Creek and the Black Rock Resort. During a recent trip, I stayed at a jungle lodge that included eve ning aprs adventure cocktails and wine, gourmet meals using local ingredients served al fresco beneath a beautiful thatched roofand, of course, all manner of jungle activi ties, including hiking, marveling at the ora and fauna, and canoeing or tubing down the river. Your day ends with a luxurious shower in your private cabin; the dcor can only be described as rustic elegance. One of my favorite activities was a self-guided canoe trip along the Macal River, navigating the water way in a similar manner as the Maya had done thousands of years ago. It was a quick walk to waters edge, and soon I was paddling upriver. It was complete freedom. Beautiful springs bubbled up from underground lime stone chambers alongside the river, and I spotted several large iguanas, a few turtles, and some amazing birds, including the bright yellow-billed toucan. ...continued page 60Exploring the Western Highlands of Belize Turn Right at Tikal text/photos by Tara Tiedemann ..Great Destinations

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35 dining GU ATEM A L A CI T Y Specializing in Spanish and Basque Cuisine, Seafood and Paella5a av. 12-31, Zona 1 Tels: 2251-7185, 2253-6743A Classic in the center of Guatemala City & in Zone 10 RESTAURANTE ALTUNA10 calle 0-45, Zona 10 PBX: 2201-2323 www.restaurantealtuna.com Caf Bar Meals DrinksVa 6, 3-55, Z. 4, Guatemala City Resv: 2334-1241 Shakespeare PubNear all Major Hotels. 13 calle y 1a av., zona 10, local 5 Torre Santa Clara II Tel: 2331-2641 Shakespeare Pub

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36 Those of us who live in La Antigua Guatemala know its splendid oerings: photo opportunities everywhere, Mayan culture, great weather, international restaurants, music, amicable residents and natural beauty. Still, on occasion one might want to go to the beach or travel to visit family and friends. What then do we do with our home and pets? We could board up our house and place our pet into someone elses care, but that idea doesnt hold much appeal. What to do? Recently I was speaking with another expat living in Antigua and I mentioned opening her home up to house sitters. She gasped at the audacity of it. What!? Let a stranger into my home? How could I ever trust them? But let me share something with you. My husband Billy and I have house sat in Antigua and it was a winwin for everyone. e homeowners spent several months in Canada, and we were able to live in the grandeur of this colonial city. is is how it works. ere are reputable house-sitting organizations oering memberships to sitters and homeowners alike. Homeowners list their home on the T R AV E L by Akaisha and Billy KaderliHouse SittingHow to get a house sitting gig in Antigua or anywhere.

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37 lodging GUATEMALA CITY Comfortable Rooms, Junior Suites and Standard Rooms, Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Patios, 5 minutes from airport. Weekly and Monthly rates Meeting rooms & Parking Tels:+502.2334.6121 4a Av. A 13-74, zona 9 Guatemala City HOTELS Your HOME away from home! Breakfast service wireless internet cable tv parking single, double & triple apartments Equipped Kitchen Close to business center, shopping, medical centers, campus Daily, weekly, monthly rates in a comfortable area Tels: 2369-8618, 2365-7106 www.aparthotel.gt Apart-Hotel Las Mercedes, Guatemala Citysite, naming the benets oered (large kitchen, wi, close to the plaza) and the expectation of care (walking the dog, watering the plants, dealing with the maid). en they choose from hundreds of people who have ap plied to house sit. ese sitters have a repertoire of skills, aptitudes and experience along with letters of reference for their character and for their proven abilities to house sit. Often there is also a police background check. Maybe you want a non-smoking, professional couple who love dogs to take care of your home and Fi. You can then write to sitters who t this description along with your vacation dates. House-sitting arrangements can range from long weekends to months at a time. House sitters who are interested in staying in Antigua will write back to you and the conversation has begun. You might even choose to Skype them to get a better sense of your applicant. You may have started out as strangers, but after a few conversations, you will gain a sense of whether these people will t your circumstances or not. Since there is a written code of conduct for both sitters and homeowners alike, the chances are more than excellent that you will nd just the right people to care for your home. Having house sat for people in various locations throughout Mexico and Central America, we have found that friendships form. Since we have done such a good job of caring for their home and pets, we have been asked to return for another sit time and again. is arrange ment is good for both the house sitter and the home owner. If you are thinking about taking a vacation but are concerned about your home or what to do with your houseplants and pets, you might consider the option of utilizing house sitters. It doesnt cost anything to browse, and you just might nd a villa in Italy or a at in New York City where you might want to stay yourself! Why not open your life to the world of house sitting? ABOUT THE AUTHORSBilly and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of nance and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their popular website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. ey wrote the popular books, e Adventurers Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible Your temporary home in a peaceful area 11 calle 12-53 zona 10, Guatemala City (colonia Oakland)www.uxlabil.com Tel: 2366-9555Present this ad and receive a special discount Details of one of the apartments

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38 2nd PLAC E by judges vote in the RE V UE P HOTO C O N TEST AprilLa alegra de vivir by Lusvin Gonzlez Z. Prize: Carved Jade Pencil Holder from Jades Xibalb. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt Paquisis, San Pedro, Atitln, Toliman, Acatenango y Fuego by Jos Estuardo Ruiz de Len. Prize: Carved Jade Paper Weight from Jades Xibalb .2nd PLAC E by popular vote in the monthly RE V UE P HOTO C O N TEST April

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39 H EALT H SERV ICE S One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it. Sidney Howard Lifes problems wouldnt be called hurdles if there wasnt a way to get over them. Jack Orden If you dont know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. Lawrence J. Peter Only those who will risk going too far can possibly nd out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot It is a most mortifying reection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done. Samuel Johnson What to do with your one life? The same thing you would do if you had two lives, and this were the second. Robert Brault And Also : Hyaluronic Acid Fillers PRFM : Platelet-rich brin matrix Facial Mesotherapy Microdermoabrasion Tel: (502) 7832-9746 ~ www.optyma.com.gt Avenida El Desengao No. 33, La Antigua Guatemala Dra. Paulina CastejnM.D. Ophthalmology Botox Expert

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40 H EALT H SERV ICE S EMERGENCY SERVICESAmbulance by Land or Air in and around Guatemala City Paramedics have basic English & German ambulancias.tapd@gmail.com Tel: 4835-5524 SPA DAKARAIPrepare yourself for summer with special services at the best price in La Antigua Full Relaxing Massage $15 Manicure and Pedicure Spa $18 Hot Stone Massage $24 And other services!!7a Calle Poniente # 16, La Antigua Tel: 5461-5786, 7832-1646 Monday to Saturday 9:00 18:00 hrs. PET Qs & As by Cynthia Burski, DVMSpitters, Scratchers, & Snappers Question: After my 9-year-old cat saw another cat outside, she attacked my other, younger cat. en about a week later I ran into the corner of a chair and cried out (quite loudly) and my cat again attacked the younger cat. I tried to break up the catght and got scratched. ey were friends before, so what can I do to help them get along again? Your younger cat is the unfortunate recipient of redirected aggression. is happens when the primary source of the aggression isnt accessible to the cat (in this case the cat outside). Instead the agitated cat takes its anger out on the nearest cat, dog or person. Dont use your hands to separate agitated or ghting cats. It is better to startle them apart by throwing something next to them or by making a loud noise. After they disengage, herd them into separate, quiet rooms. If possible, darken the room by closing the curtains. Dont allow them together until they have fully calmed down. Sometimes they need to be conned away from each other for hours, days and in a few cases, weeks. When reintroducing them to each other, take it slowly and always supervise their visits. Watch their body language. At the rst sign of possible agitation, separate them again and start over.Establishing goals is all right if you dont let them deprive you of interesting detours. Doug Larson

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41 H EALT H SERV ICE S Eye Diseases Diagnosis and Treatment Optical ServicesDra. Paulina CastejnM.D. OphthalmologyTel: (502) 7882-4281 Avenida El Desengao No. 33, La Antigua Guatemala www.optyma.com.gt www.tuclinicadelacruz.comEastman Dental Center | Univ. of Rochester N.Y.(502) 7832-01253a avenida norte # 11A La Antigua Guatemala Blvrd. Los Prceres 18 calle, 24-69 zona 10, Torre 1 Of. 10-07 Empresarial Zona Pradera(502) 2261-6875Jorge E. De la Cruz DDS, P.C.Implants Cosmetic dentistry Root canals Laser bleaching Custom dentures Crowns and bridges If you need to get the word out, REVUE is the most eective promotional tool around.For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through rst, some unnished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. Fr. Alfred DSouza If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reec tion to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless proces sion of our busy days. Dorothy Caneld Fisher 7832 6016 2a calle oriente #4, La Antiguainfo@lorganica.org www.lorganica.org fb.com/lorganica.org PAY FOR A PEDICURE AND GET A FREE MANICUREIncludes: + Exfoliation with natural elements + Reexology + Moisturizing mask with cacao and coconut oil

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42 H EALT H SERV ICE S Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro Medicine and General Surgery Pediatrics Maternity & Gynecology Traumatology, Orthopedics & Arthroscopy Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Laparoscopic Videosurgery Otorhinolaryngology Urology Clinic Laboratory Pharmacy Videoendoscopy Videocolonoscopy X-rays Electrocardiogram Ultrasound Electroencephalogram Osseous Densitometry Computerized Axial Tomography Mammography Ambulance Service 24-hour Emergency Service Av. de La Recoleccin #4, La Antigua (in front of the bus station) Tels: 7832-0420, 7832-1197, 7832-1190, Fax: 7832-8752hphpedro@intelnet.net.gt www.hospitalhermanopedro.netWE ACCEPT WORLD WIDE MEDICAL INSURANCE! Major surgeries, Cancer treatment, U.S. Nurse companionsBetween the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing. Adolphe Monod Eventually, time takes care of everything. The trouble with procrastination is that people give up on it too soon. Robert Brault I try to treat each evening and weekend as little slices of retirement because no one is guaranteed a lengthy one at the end of their career. Mike Hammar weight training cross t cardio group class facilitiesLa Fabrica A Full Service Gym1a avenida norte #7-A La Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7932-9840exible hoursfriendly atmosphere Spanish & English spoken www.lafabricagimnasio.com personalized service by U.S. certied tness trainers

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43 Medical Clinics & Diagnostics Calzada Santa Lucia Sur #7, La AntiguaWe accept major credit cards Emergency Service from 7:00am to 7:00pm Tels: 7832-3122, 7832-5789 HOUSE OF HEALTH H EALT H SERV ICE S REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio. Cornea, Cataract and Lasik surgeon Vitreous-Retinal and Aesthetic medicine surgeonSpecialized OphthalmologistsPrincipal: Branch: Make your appointment online at www.centrovisualgyg.com Success isnt a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on re. Arnold H. Glasow If you dont decide what your life is about, it defaults to what you spend your days doing. Robert Brault The more side roads you stop to explore, the less likely that life will pass you by. Robert Brault, Whether its the best of times or the worst of times, its the only time weve got. Art Buchwald

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foodstoreAlso in Guatemala City: Diagonal 6 16-23, zona 10, Comercial La Villa Locales 2 y 3 Tels: 2363-1819, 2363-1827 Carretera al Salvador, km 15, Condado Concepcin Fase I, local #21 Tel: 6634-7077 Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm Open every day from 8am to 6pm 5a calle poniente No. 6, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6533_ Organic and natural food Supplements Lactose free products Gluten free products Beauty and personal care Ecological products And more...

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46 AN TIGUA shops + services Where you can see and touch the art Donde el arte se ve y se toca Open: 8am 7pm 4a calle poniente nal, La Antigua Guatemala Private parkingMercado de Artesanas the day, like caldo de gallina, pepin, churrascos, a multi-course daily special and snacks. Youll nd it on the right hand side as you pull into San Juan. Just look for the line of parked cars. S abrosn Vino de Nspero Make a right while rolling yourself out of del Obispo and youll nd Domingo Daz Ch. and his homemade wine against a backdrop of women from Santa Mara de Jess sudsing up their laundry at the San Juan pilas. Daz was a nispero distributor for years when he decided to concoct a For more information Chocolate San Juan, call 5784-0823. Goat milk and cheese, track down Mr. Rojas on his daily walk. Cocina del Obispo, please call 5018-5616. Vino de Nspero, call Domingo Daz Ch. at 4884-3767. To place an order for Happy Chickens Guatemala, please visit facebook.com/happychickensguatemala or call 4550-7798.400 chickens on the property at any given time, laying an estimated 300 organic eggs a day. ats about 2,100 eggs a week, upwards of 8,000 eggs a month. ey currently sell about 200 eggs a week to private homes, and the rest to local businesses such as Caf Condesa, Pitaya and Caf Opera in Antigua. e chickens have plenty of open and covered space to roam, are fed a diet of fruits, vegetables, soy and wheat and never given antibiotics. After spending a morning among them, I can say with condence that they live up to their name Happy Chickens Guatemala. homemade brew from some raindamaged fruit as an experiment. e product turned out surprisingly well, and he started selling vino de nispero in his home pueblo of San Juan. Tasting a bit sweet, the wine is bottled in an assortment of recycled wine bottles decorated with a shiny golden decal. e wine has character both inside and out. A bottle costs Q70. H appy Chickens Guatemala Back with the chickens, what started out as an experiment for Ordoez and Tessa has turned into a rapidly growing business. ere are aroundSan Juan cont. from page 15

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47 shops + services A N TIGUA Home Accessories & GiftsLa Antigua Guatemala Manufacturer & Exporter Open daily 9am to 6pm7a calle oriente #18 Tel: (502) 7832-0685 7832-4656 Fax: 7832-4659info@casadelosgigantes.com www.casadelosgigantes.com

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48 Registered Establishment with lots of T.L.C. Cel: 5704-1029 ~ Tel/fax: 2478-1595 Cynthia Burski, D.V.M. / Hugo Sican Pelen, D.V.M. 2a calle oriente #6, La Antigua Tel: 7832-0245Dogs, Cats, Birds, ExoticsSurgery Hospitalization Laboratory X-Ray General Medicine Boarding NOW ON SALE! Coee for a Cause AN TIGUA shops + services Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE English, French, Spanish spoken Mon-Fri: 8am-1pm & 2:30-6pm Sat: 9am-1pm VETERINAR Y CLINIC2a av. sur #61-B Tels: 7832-3624, 5732-4808Vaccinations Surgery* X-ray -Dental clinic Ultrasound -Laboratory Services -Emergencies *Gas anesthesia usedDr. Juan Pablo Calderon Garcia AN TIGUA shops + services Tel: (502) 3418-2243 elchuchofeliz.com info@elchuchofeliz.com /elchuchofeliz ANTIGUA GUATEMALADale a tu mascota el mejor regalo! Dog Training / Educacin Canina Sumpango, Sacatepquez. AWARE (Animal Welfare Association Rescue/Education) is a no-kill animal shelter that has been helping abandoned and injured domestic animals in Guatemala since 1981. We are currently housing 320 dogs and 80 cats, all spay/neutered, vaccinated, and cured of any health problems, and are looking for homes or sponsorship. AWARE provides low or no cost spay/neuters for the community, as well as humane education outreach. AWARE helps send animals to the USA, Canada and Europe. AWARE is a 501(c)(3) non-prot in the USA and is registered as an NGO in Guatemala. For more information see our website www.animalaware.org or facebook animalaware or contact Xenii at xenii-2@ usa.net Enjoying your time in Guatemala? Want to give something back?WINGS provides access to reproductive health education and family planning services for low-income, rural and indigenous Guatemalans. Our ve programs Family Planning, Youth WINGS, WINGS for Men, Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment, and Advocacyaim to empower Guatemalans to make healthy, informed choices about their reproductive health. Donations can be made online at www.wingsguate.org or in person at our oce in Antigua (9a calle poniente Residenciales El Rosario #3). Email: info@wingsguate.org. WINGS is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) nonprot organization. Please support our work with a tax-deductible donation: The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle. Percival Cocrane

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49 colibr Fine Handmade Textiles & Home Decor Daily 9am-6pm Tel: 7832-5028 4a calle oriente #3-B, La Antigua textilescolibri@turbonett.com colibr 9a calle oriente #7-A, La Antigua Guatemala Tels: 7832-2824, 5961-4332Full Service Beauty Salon shops + services ANTIGUA 2 Antigua locations www.simoonsa.com RENTALS & TOURS SHUTTLES, TOURS, RENTALS Golden StudioCanadian Hairstylist and Make-up Artist Professional Beauty Retailer www.goldenstudioantigua.com 7a avenida norte #84, La Antigua By appt. only: 4937-0244 Your Cut & Color Expert! SPECIAL HOLIDAY SALE up to 50% OFF! OFERTAS hasta 50% este mes!Some of the worlds greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. Doug Larson

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50 A NTIGUA shops + services El Mercadito Artesanas82 locals full of beautiful Guatemalan art pieces Safe and unique in La Antigua Guatemala Variety of handicrafts from all regions of Guatemala Fair prices Wholesale & Retail Open 9am-8pm, 365 days a year5a avenida norte #6, La Antigua Guatemala Portal de las Panaderas, Across from Central Park EnmarcadosEl ArcngelFraming shopFraming of posters, documents, photos, custom glass 2a av. norte #10 (between 3a & 4a calle), La Antigua Tels: 4425-7237 & 5394-3097enmarcadoselarcangel@hotmail.com uniquely Guatemalan fresh tortilla. Passion! Ultimately, only you can oer yourself the experience of passion that is uniquely yours to claim and express. If your passion has been hiding then take this moment to remember that it is not a sin to be passionate. Remember that passion is a gift, and it is through your passion that your life becomes abundantly richer and richer. And, if you still feel you need an excuse, then simply acknowledge it is April in Guatemala and passion is your birthright. Passion cont. from page 17is is one of the many gifts that being in Guatemala can bring forward for you with ease. Everywhere you gaze you have the opportunity to connect with your passionespecially in April. Relax and allow yourself to be inspired by the processions and the depth of the expression of passion. Invite yourself to connect with the locals and discover their passion for sharing this beautiful country with you. Indulge in the local cuisine, and notice if your passion ignites while drinking some of the best coee in the world or with your rst taste of a Looking for easy online access to Revue advertisers? Scan this... ...or check our BUSINESS DIRECTORY at www.REVUE.gt/links/

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51 shops + services ANTIGUA Gourmet Cuisine with a Cultural Flair WINNER OF FIVE NATIONAL AND REGIONAL AWARDS IN THE U.S.Amalias Guatemalan Kitchen

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52 A NTIGUA shops + services 7832-4345, 5106-6860 4323-0726 Antigua es nica y nosotros somos unicos en la Antigua 7830-6669 5408-7057English (European) style riding on t, well-trained horses Oering accompanied scenic rides & PRIVATE equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level Intensive courses our speciality Taught by English instructress Boots and helmets provided Livery / Boarding facilities available Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, April: Titanes de Guatemala by David Ascoli. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt HOSPITAL VETERINARIO ANTIGUA EMERGENCIES VACCINATIONS ULTRASOUND SURGERY HOSPITALIZATION X-RAY LABORATORY SERVICES PET SHOP BOARDING EXPORT PAPERWORK Emerg: 5208-1572, 5874-5574

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54 Lent (Cuaresma), the time leading up to Holy Week and Easter, is celebrated by about 1.2 billion Christians worldwide. In Guatemala around 60 percent of the population, or 8.2 million Roman Catholics, observe it in a very solemn manner. is is especially so in La Antigua Guatemala, where youll nd the largest celebration of Semana Santa in the world. Here, celebrations of the life of Christ up to his death and resurrection are taken to a high level with dramatic processions carried by cucuruchosdevotees dressed in purple or black and shouldering huge andas (heavy wooden oats)who walk over elaborately colorful sawdust carpets that are made, especially on Good Friday, by local neighborhoods. Churches and streets come alive with the scent of incense and corozo (a type of aromatic palm ower from the tropical Americas). Lent and spring have a close relationship. Lencten in Anglo-Saxon terms means spring, a time of rebirth and renewal of all living things. Spring is also the subtle transition from winter to summer and as such gives us the opportunity to cleanse our homes and spirits. Birds chirping and mating, budding trees and shrubs, vibrant green foliage and grass, and colorful owers come back to life like magic as we are awakened to new life and, through prayer, a new spiritual beginning. Renewal can also be a time of introspection or self-analysis. From time to time, it can be healthy and wise to examine our hearts and souls to determine what needs change in our lives. As we grow older, we change and so do our tastes and habits. Replacing unproductive ways with energizing ones can help us get a fresh perspective on life. We can also pay it forward and help others in our own way. e needs out there are endless. We can be mentors, volunteers or support good causes. Along with Cuaresma comes fasting and observing tradition through food. Fish and seafood take precedence over meat, and abstinence from favorite treats challenges us in unique ways. Creativity in the kitchen evolved as a need to abide by the rules of the church. e Guatemalan kitchen oers a delicious range of avors during Cuaresma, from savory and tart to sweet and spicy. Favorites include: pescado en escabeche, pan-seared sh topped with a pan sauce made with onions, garlic, bell peppers and spices and nished with a splash of vinegar (recipe below); empanadas de sardina, sardinestued pastries; batido, a fruit, wine and spice hot drink; and street foods such as corbatas, fried sugared pastries shaped like large bow ties, and many more. With this recipe (on the following page), I invite you to savor the season in a quick, easy and delicious way. Buen provecho! text photos by chef and author Amalia Moreno-DamgaardAmalias Kitchen Amalia Moreno-Damgaard is a Chef and award-winning author of Amalias Guatemalan Kitchen: Gourmet Cuisine with a Cultural Flair (AmaliaLLC.com)

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56 by Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard (AmaliaLLC.com) Pescado en escabeche came to Guatemala and Latin America from Spain. Escabeche is of Arab origin and can have varying ingredients depending on each country and recipe. It is a quick and easy pan sauce nished with vinegar. e crusty sh contrasts deliciously with the vinegary sauce and is perfect during Lent. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Sear the sh 3 minutes on one side to form a light brown crust and 1 minute on the other side. Transfer the sh to a platter and keep warm. In the same skillet make the escabeche. In the oil, fry the onion, bell peppers, garlic, olives and spices for 2 minutes. Season and taste. Add the vinegar and fry for 1 more minute. Top the sh with the chunky pan sauce. 1 bay leaf, tsp. thyme, tsp. oregano Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 2-3 tbsp. white wine or champagne vinegar Rub the cod or salmon with the oil and season with salt and pepper on both sides. 4-6 (4-5oz.) cod or Atlantic salmon lets Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp. olive oil Escabeche (chunky pan sauce) 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 cup onion (julienne) 1 cup green and red bell peppers (cut in strips) 1 tbsp. garlic (minced) cup sliced olives stuffed with pimentosPescado en EscabecheFor 4-6 people

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57 dining ANTIGUA Open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm & Sun 10am-7pm 3a avenida norte #11-B, La Antigua Tel: 7832-5545

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58 A NTIGUA dining Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, AprilVolcn de fuego, desde el Acatenango by Arturo Godoy A corner of Italy in Antigua

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59 dining ANTIGUA Live Music Every Night Andean Music (Pan Flutes) 7pm: Wed. thru Sun. with Grupo Sol Latino 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua Tel: 7882-4468 www.lapenaantigua.com Free Wi-Fi Fabulous Food and Drinks Served in our Beautiful GardenFresh Box Lunches Lunch and Dinner Saln de usos mltiples Banquet Rooms

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60 A NTIGUA dining Daily 7:00am to 9:30pm 4a calle oriente No.12Tel:7832-2578 La Antigua Guatemala dlxpan@gmail.com Fresh Bread & Rolls Daily Whole Wheat, Raisin, Rye, All-Grain, Potato & Onion Banana Bread & Cookies Home-cooked Meals Great Breakfasts Sandwiches & Burgers Soups & Salads Stuffed Potatoes Delicious Pies & Cakes e best part of the river experience for me was the complete solitude, lled only by the sounds of nature. During my four-hour voyage I only saw two other ca noers. As you travel the river you can take a break for lunch at other jungle lodges. For a small fee e Lodge at Chaa Creek will allow you to take a dip in the innity pool. It is the perfect combination of nature with a mod ern twist. If canoeing isnt your thing, there is caving at Barton Creek, or exploring the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve with a local naturalist. Belize is a small country with an astounding variety of pristine biodiversity and topography and a rich multicultural history. Its an adventure travelers dream. Great Destinations cont. from page 34

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62 Tel: 7832-1784 5a calle poniente No. 8 (Closed on Wed.) Hotel A NTIGUA dining Mon -Thurs 10:30am 6:30pm Fri 10:30am 7:30pm Sun 9:30am 6:30pm Tasty Specialties of Cacao & Chocolate RUDY GIRONPHOTOGRAPHY A DELICIOUSLY BEWITCHING PHOTOGRAPH CAN DO WONDERS IN BRINGING POTENCIAL CLIENTS TO YOUR BUSINESS AND FOR BRAND RECOGNITION + (502) 4569.4419 www.rudygiron.com photos.rudygiron.com +PHOTOGRAPHY, WEB & GRAPHIC DESIGN www.facebook.com/REVUEmagazine To see FULL MENUS of many of these ne restaurants, check outdegustantigua.com 2a calle oriente #9-A1, La AntiguaCALL FOR DELIVERY tel: 5293-3361 Want a Great Pizza?10am-9pmYou know you are getting old when it takes too much effort to procrastinate. Leslie Burns Procrastination is opportunitys assassin. Victor Kiam

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63 dining ANTIGUA How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young? Paul Sweeney How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? William Shakespeare 1a avenida sur #9 La Antigua Guatemala

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64 La Reunion Golf Resort is one of the best resorts in the country, and I was fortunate to visit it twice. Wine is so present in this hotel that all suites have a private wine cave (and a private pool, too). So imagine choosing between red or white in your own room with stunning views to the volcanos. Unforgettable! e hotel has also more than 870 bottles of wine in its cave, with 98 dierent labels. ere is also a wine shop at the hotel, Vinoteca, selling wines, champagnes and spirits, including Ron Zacapa, the world-famous rum produced in Guatemala. In Vinoteca you can buy wine to drink at the hotel or to take home with you, as the prices are the same as in the shops in Guatemala City. e Mirador Restaurant has views to the golf course and the Volcn de Agua. It has a very complete wine list, with wines from Chile, Argentina, Spain, France, Italy, United States, New Zealand and Australia. One of my favorite meals at the Mirador is the beef llet with coffee and Zacapa sauce. Absolutely delicious! Try to pair it with a fullbodied red with lots of avor, such as an Australian Shiraz or a California Cabernet. And if you are celebrating something, you can order Dom Prignon or Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame. At the Sky Bar, you can watch the sunset or enjoy the lush landscape with Volcn de Fuego in the background, sometimes spewing orange lava. Enjoy this breathtaking panorama with a glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc or a Chilean Chardonnay. Cheers! text/photos by Alessandra EstevesWINES &SPIRITS www.damadovinho.com.brLa Reunion Golf Resort delivers all three in a spectacular fashion e hotel has more than 870 bottles of wine in its cave, with 98 dierent labels. At the Sky Bar, you can watch the sunset or enjoy the lush landscape with Volcn de Fuego in the background,It is a great pleasure for me to be part of the Revue family with my rst column highlighting wine.-A.E.

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65 dining ANTIGUA 5a av. sur nal #36-C L a Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7832-7074 www.laescalonia.com M onS un 8am to 6pm Plants Accessories Delicatessen Music & Books Handmade Crafts SPECIAL MENUS E VERY WEEKEND

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66 I lived in Europe for many years prior to moving to Guatemala, and I have always enjoyed the distinctive food cultures and cuisines that are built on the traditional use of local ingredients. Every country has a specialty and any well-traveled person can think back to his or her favorite cuisine that stimulates memories of good times traveling abroad. Guatemala is no exception, although the traditional food has taken me longer to understand and appreciate. Many times, as I have walked through the market or past a street food vendor, I have been intrigued, but for the most part, I never try the food. I have many friends who have lived here for years who do not share my insecurities and enjoy the local street food. Los Tres Tiempos, a newly opened restaurant in La Antigua, features Guatemalan cuisine made from recipes that have been passed down for generations. It is a team eort among the four owners, Pablo Velsquez, Harris Whitbeck, Andrea Osoy and Patrick Delarosa As I entered, I was taken by the innovative use of hand-woven textiles and contemporary designs. Under the direction of industrial designer Diego Olivero, nearly 100 Guatemalan families beneted from working on the hand-made designs that are dispersed throughout the restaurant, and the result is simply stunning. When my friends and I arrived, we were warmly greeted by general manager Karla Cordero. Her gregarious and personable style makes her a great asset to the restaurant. After a tour of the warm and inviting colonial ambiance, we sat down and delighted at the menu selections. We decided to order a variety of food, looking forward to sampling the diversity of avors. e main dishes are innovative and well prepared. e food was beautifully presented and the taste sensations were incredible. e stand-outs on our table were Camarones Lvingstoncoconut-breaded shrimp served with a side of rice and beans and salsa caribeaand the Tenderloin Churrasco, which was cooked to perfection. In addition to traditional Guatemalan cuisine, Los Tres Tiempos has also included traditional street fast food with an upscale approach. ese were my favorite items on the menu. I have longed to taste chuchitos, and the elote selections were ...cont. page 78 by Shannon McCullough Food for Thought Elotes Locos An innovative twist on Guatemalan cuisine

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67 Open daily 7am 8pm cookiesantigua@gmail.com Corner of 3a av. & 4a calle, La Antigua Tel: 7832-7652 Cookies, Etc.Over 25 Varieties of Cookies Cakes made to order Coffee Bar: Gourmet & OrganicCookies, Etc. Cookies, Etc. dining ANTIGUA 39 AZUL12:30 3pm / 7 11pmClosed Wed and Sunday Evening6a calle poniente #39 Antigua GuatemalaOne of the few places in town where you really need a reservationAn international restaurant made by Nils RykkenPlease call 7832 1975Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself. George Bernard Shaw Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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68 A NTIGUA dining Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE 3a calle oriente #21, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6579 www.nifunifadeantigua.comSteak HouseSalad Bar Live Music every Sunday Delivery available 5a av. norte #9, La Antigua Tel: 7832-0519 + Calzada Santa Luca Sur #6 y 7a av norte #6PASTELERIA Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coees, and Homemade Cakes Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coees, and Homemade Cakes 6th West Street No. 15 Tels: 7832-1046, 5489-5489 Restaurant Steak HouseAsados de Antigua Congratulations UBIS SUSHIon your 4th AnniversaryYiipppeeee! Its a new day! A special day. Its today! Terri Guillemets If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance. Andrea Boydston To always be intending to live a new life, but never nd time to set about it this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed. Walter Scott 2a calle oriente #9-D, La Antigua Tels: 7832-2495, 4652-6077 If you havent eaten here, its like you havent been to AntiguaExcellent Tpica Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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69 dining ANTIGUA Tel: 7832-2767 ~ 6a av. sur #12B-2, La Antigua www.ubisushi.com ~ facebook.com/ubisushi TRY OUR NEW AND DELICIOUS KOREAN DISHES Coee School: Become a Barista or simply learn all about coee! 4a avenida (east side of park next to the Cathedral) Open Daily: 7am to 8pm --by the cup or pound 4a calle oriente #14 (inside La F uente) Daily: 7am to 8pm Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difculties disappear and obstacles vanish. John Quincy Adams Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowake. Marie Ray

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70 Almost unknown in archaeological literature, and rarely mentioned in studies of dye sources for colorants, is the Haematoxylon brasiletto. e trunk and branches of Haematoxylon brasiletto are absolutely identical and indistinguishable from that of the Haematoxylum campechianum. How ever, Palo de Campeche can be three times larger, and higher than Palo de Brazil. at is to say the tree rarely grows straight up; along rivers and swamps the Palo de Campeche grows horizontally or diagonally. It is amazing that two essentially identical-appearing trees grow in such totally dierent eco-systems. Palo de Brazil grows on solid rock clis. Palo de Campeche grows only in rich soil, not often from a rocky cli. Palo de Brazil tends to grow straight upward. Palo de Brazil grows in the driest desert-like area of Guatemala in the Ro Motagua Valley while Palo de Campeche grows in the seasonal swamps and alongside many rivers in El Petn, Belize and Campeche (Mexico; hence its name, Palo de Campeche). Palo de Brazil grows along the highway toward Puerto Barrios from Guatemala City; several thousand trees can be seen between about km. 60 through 100. Although less plentiful, the trees begin to appear at about km. 46. You can also nd the trees alongside the highway from El Rancho northward toward Baja Verapaz, up the steep hills. But soon you reach the oak and then pine forests of Baja Verapaz. Palo de Brazil blooms profusely from January onward, month after month. A single tree will have thousands of owers. Since the tree size is stunted due to the solid rock, or rocky soil, plus lack of rain eight months out of the year, the branches are low enough so you can easily see the owers. ousands of logwood trees along the rivers of Belize were a valuable commodity for British pirates and exploiters centuries ago. Dye derived from the trees was used to color wool and other materials that began to be massproduced during the Industrial Revolution in England. But today almost no one is making any use of Palo de Brazil in Guatemala. Since the Motagua Valley is one of the poorest areas of Central America it is possible for the trees to be cropped for a useful purpose (and planted to replace what has been destroyed) to provide jobs and income for deserving local people. Many of these trees are bulldozed and clear-cut when areas are cleared for plantations. Palo de Brazil Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth is director of FLAAR Reports (Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research). Contact: frontdesk@aar.org www.maya-ethnobotany.org by Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth Sacred Animals and Exotic Tropical Plants

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72 not harmed Ziga and his team, he knows of other innocent people who have been killed there. Beyond any external threat, it is diabetes that has prevented Ziga from searching for jade recently. While he hopes to return to the mountain, the workshops keep him in touch with both the jade he crafts and the people who will wear it. Im here so that people feel the jade, work with it, appreciate it, and we can share like a family. Its not simply a matter of come, buy, and leave. I want to have the pleasure of talking to the people who come here, leave satised, and want to return to Guatemala and visit our home again. It doesnt give me a lot of money but it gives me peace and lots of happiness. waiting below. But they usually transported smaller rocks down the mountain on the backs of three donkeys or horses that each carried about 75 pounds. e men themselves sometimes carried additional, especially beautiful rocks down the mountain on planks supported on their shoulders, rather than try to cut it on the mountain. Ive found some rocks that really make me think about God and creation. I immediately imagine how lovely the person will look wearing what Ill make. But such beauty comes with challenges. Team members often slept beneath rocks as their only protection against rainy season storms and mudslides. ey suered from falls or other accidents and kept vigilant for snakes and other animals. In the end, though, the animals arent the danger, says Ziga. e danger is in other places. at other danger often appears in human form. More than once during Guatemalas civil war, military forces found and questioned the men, took their food and backpacks, and left them tied up in the mountains. More recently the danger has been cocaine and heroin trackers who pass through the mountains on their way north. Although they have START TO FINISH: photos below show some steps of creating a jade sculpture. 1. raw materials. 2. design. 3. carving and polishing. 4. nished product A few of Zigas nished creationsFrancisco Zigacont. from page 16You can learn more about Francisco Ziga and his jade jewelry workshops at https://www.asgreenasitgets. org/antigua-tours/artisan-workshops. You can also call Ziga at 78306476.

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73 A PLACE WITH HISTORY. First hotel built in Antigua Hotel AuroraAntigua, Guatemala lodging ANTIGUA Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead. Mac McCleary You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. Franklin P. Jones 6a av. norte # 56 (50 mts. before La Merced Church) www.uxlabil.com Tel: 3038-9155Present this ad and receive a special discount Whats new in Antigua? Whats new in Antigua? Fountain and breakfast area

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74 People knock me over or want to watch and talk to me. Once a man looking over my shoulder said, Its like a camera, only slower.William Kalwick Jr. cont. from page 21Kalwick: Subconsciously, all of my experiences traveling in Guatemala go into my paintings, so this exhibit reects 25 years, but all of the paintings are from 2014. is year, Im including larger paintings and several paintings of processions in Antigua. My procession paintings have usually been from small villages, so this will be something new for this show. me over or want to watch and talk to me. Once a man looking over my shoulder said, Its like a camera, only slower. But I cant get much done that way, so I sometimes take my work back to my studio to nish, or use it as a study for an entirely different, larger painting. Revue: Is the upcoming exhibit a retrospective or are these new works? our eyesespecially colorso Ill then start working and see how much I can get done. I use a direct painting styleI dont draw with a pencil and ll in, I just start painting, working on the design and the light and shadow. For me, the light is very important to the mood of the particular scene that Im trying to capture. Its hard to complete something in a market, though. People knock

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76 T HE TA X CORNER by John Ohe If you would like to submit a tax-related question, please email: info@holaexpat.com. Responses are provided by John Ohe (IRS-authorized enrolled agent), who resides in Antigua. Disclaimer: The answers provided in this article are for general information, and should not be construed as personal tax advice. Tax laws and regulations change frequently.From a tax standpoint, buying and selling foreign real estate is not much dierent than in the U.S. At the present time, there are no reporting requirements when purchasing foreign real estate. However, U.S. expats should be aware that if one transfers money to a foreign bank to facilitate a real estate transaction, and the balance exceeds $10,000, then this would trigger a requirement to le a Foreign Bank Account Report, now called FinCen 114 (discussed last month). Property taxes are deductible on your tax return. So are mortgage interest payments, including home equity loans. e same restrictions apply as in the U.S. (e.g., acquisition debt limited to $1M, home equity debt limited to $100,000). One can deduct mortgage interest on up to two homes. Keep in mind that deductible amounts paid in local currency will need to be converted to USD for tax reporting purposes. When it comes to selling foreign real estate, the tax-related similarities continue. If the home has been ones primary residence for at least two out of the past ve years, then one can exclude capital gains up to $250,000 ($500,000 if married ling jointly). Similar to the real estate deductions, amounts denominated in local currency will need to be converted to USD. From a non-tax standpoint, there are a number of issues to consider. Property rights dier by country. Transferring money should be conducted carefullyfees and low foreign exchange rates can be costly. It may be wise to seek professional guidance (e.g., a reputable real estate broker). Is foreign real estate treated dierently than U.S. real estate on my taxes?Q UESTION:

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77 lodging ANTIGUA El AntaoPosadaA place for you to feel at home.11 Comfortable Rooms w/ replace, private bath, TV. 1 Suite w/ jacuzzi, replace, volcano view.Restaurant, Terrace, Internet, Parking, Special Rates Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. Carl Bard

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78 A NTIGUA A RE A lodging Posada del ngel Hotel0 calle tercer callejn A, Zona 1, San Juan ComalapaQ50 per nightTels: 5697-3461 / 5834-4832 Clean and comfortable Private rooms Hot Water Cable TVPosada del ngel Hotelsan juan comalapa chimaltenango area tecpn antiguain a word, awesome! Try the E lotes Asadosgrilled corn dressed with lime and saltor E lotes Locosboiled corn on the cob dressed with mayonnaise, ketchup and white farmers cheese. Or indulge in the shuquitos, enchiladas, tacos or the most intriguing, the Pikarones de chancoldeep fried pikarn-breaded chancol cheese wedges served with a spicy cobanero sauce on the side. Los Tres Tiempos has allowed me to embrace the local cuisine and has deepened my relationship with the country and its culture. If you are craving tasty, authentic and culturally enriching cuisine, look no farther than the famous arch of Santa Catalina. Los Tres Tiempos is located at 5a avenida norte #31. For reservations call 7832-3956 or just stop by. You are in for an authentic Guatemalan avor jolt. Family life is a bit like a runny peach pienot perfect but whos complaining? Robert Brault What is possible? What you will. Augustus William Hare The world is full of cactus, but we dont have to sit on it. Will Foley Change is inevitable except from a vending machine. Robert C. Gallagher Make somebody happy today. Mind your own business. Ann Landers Los Tres Tiempos cont. from page 66 Looking for easy online access to Revue advertisers? Scan this... ...or check our BUSINESS DIRECTORY at www.REVUE.gt/links/ COMFORT & EL E GAN CE AV. EL DESENGAO (502) 7casadelasfuentes@hotmail.comwww.hotelcasadelasfuentes.com

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79 Tels: (502) 5201-7468, 7832-1020, 7832-0937 1a avenida norte 5-A, La Antigua Guatemala info@hotelpanchoy.com ~ hotelpanchoy.youplanet.com www.hotelpanchoy.com3 blocks from Central Park21 Equipped Rooms by the Day, Week or Month. Cable TV, Safety Box, Mini-Bar. Fully Equipped Luxury Suites at Hotel Room Prices! Tels: 2386-1012, 7832-8259 4a avenida sur No. 30Daily, Monthly and Yearlywww.elmarquesdeantigua.com lodging ANTIGUA 5a avenida norte #28 (Calle del Arco), La Antigua Tels: 7832-3080, 7832-8990 hotelconvento@yahoo.com Comfortable Rooms w/ private bath Cable TV Parking Breakfast REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio.Dont be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. Charles Richards Warning: Dates in Calendar are closer than they appear. Jimmy Franks

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80 T R AVEL TRANSPORTES TURSTICOS T OUR OPERA T ORinfo@atitrans.net www.atitrans.net ventas@atitrans.netShuttle Service, Organized Tours, Packages and more...7832-3371, 7831-0184, 7882-4369 6a av. sur #8, La Antigua Adventure Travel Center2a av. sur #23-A, La Antigua Tels: (502) 7832-1540, 7832-1803 Email: viareal@hotmail.com 24/7 Assistance: 5999-3822NEW LOCATION, SAME STAFF ... S ame professional and reliable service Honorable Mention by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, AprilEl que madruga Los Cuchumatanes by Gilberto Jos Ramirez Figueroa. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt Sometimes the path youre on is not as important as the direction youre heading. Kevin Smith

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82 dierent sizes. e largest I would estimate at 50 meters long by 20 meters wide. Buddy was discovering features that had escaped my detection. He was looking for hidden entrances, sinkholes and passageways. He found a crack in a wall that was a passageway. Sliding sideways, requiring him to pull his belly in, he inched forward. As his lamplight faded into darkness, I began feeling very antsy. We maintained verbal contact for a while, but 10 minutes later I could no longer hear his shouts. Two hours later he emerged with the biggest smile on his face. I think weve hit the mother lode, he exclaimed. About an hour in I found a cathedral-like gallery that was so big I could not even survey its size! Tomorrow we will go together and use some magnesium ares to see how big it really is. I protested that there was no way that I was going to shimmy though that crack for an hour. But Buddy is a convincing kind of dude, and he promised to hold my hand all the way. e rest of the day was used to move our camp to the site of the cracks entrance, and we busied ourselves with the usual camp chores: purifying water, maintaining equipment, making tea and cooking meals. Day Four. Buddy went rst and I reluctantly followed. Although I dont know myself to be unusually claustrophobic, I had to use mental eort to breathe calmly and not allow my being wedged into the narrow crack to cause panic. Buddy was joking the entire time, which did make me feel more comfortable. Along the way there were some small chambers where I could breathe comfortably. Being conned in a small space can be tortuous if your mentality does not provide for an emotional escape valve. Buddys constant joking and teasing was exactly that escape valve, and I recognized him then as a born leader, one who has the ability to instill courage and optimism in those following him. Come on you scared little baby he taunted. Were almost there. Pull in your stomach now, you silly son of a gun, this last bit is really quite narrow! Finally, THANKFULLY, we emerged from the tube, the last section of which we had to crawl through on all fours. We took a break and had some snacks of freeze-dried strawberry ice-cream and apples, washed down with cold coee. What a relief SPELUNKING cont. from page 20 A group of spelunkers watch a yover by a local cave dweller

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84 to be in a big room. I could breathe again! N ot even with our brightest lights could we see the ceiling or the far end of the huge chamber. We explored for a while as we made our way to what we thought should be the middle of the room. e oor was littered with fallen stalactites, and given the fact that no human hand had ever touched them, we inferred that ancient earthquakes must have knocked them down. I shivered at that thought! One quake or tremor and we could be trapped forever and I began thinking that perhaps we should start making our way out. We rigged up a magnesium are, and, making sure to shield our eyes and looking in the opposite direction, we let her rip. An instant later, and for the next few seconds, we were treated to an incredible sight. e cavern was spectacular and huge beyond any possible expectation. We were amazed and speechlessuntil Buddy let out a hoot that reverberated and echoed Actn Can cave in Flores, E l Petn Bonbil Pek cave in Chisec, Alta Verapaz Chicoy cave in Purulh, Baja Verapaz Candelaria caves in Chisec, Alta Verapaz Forty-ve-minute cave, (Ixobel), Poptn, E l Petn Jobitzinaj cave, Flores, E l Petn Grutas del Rey San Marcos, San Juan Chamelco, Alta Verapaz around the enormous space. He estimated that it was as big as two football elds and half again as wide. e ceiling seemed to be hundreds of meters high. We spent the next several hours surveying the area as Buddy sketched a rough diagram of the chamber. At last, we made our arduous way out again. It is hard to express the great relief I felt as I nally squeezed my way out of the crack and emerged to the comfort of our subterranean camp. A nice cup Kan Ba cave, Lanqun, Alta Verapaz Grutas de Lanqun, Lanqun, Alta Verapaz Las Minas cave, Esquipulas, Chiquimula N aj Tunich cave, Poptn, E l Petn Grutas de Uaxactn, E l Petn Cuevas del Silvino, Morales, Izabal RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BUDDING SPELUNKERS (easily accessible caves) e crystal clear water in this cavern creates an interesting reection

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85 LAKE ATITLN located in the protected Chiquibul National Park of Belize. Buddy doesnt really care about getting recognition for his discoveries; his payback is in the excitement of the discovery. His compensation is being able to experience all the wonder, amazement, awesome power and beauty that our beloved Mother Earth has bestowed upon us. him was no ordeal at all. He was as elated as a child in a candy store! We spent several weeks in the area, and without revealing any secrets I can say that some of the information gathered by Buddy led to a later discovery of what would become known as one of the largest cave systems on Earth, of hot tea, a little chit chat, and I was soon forgetting all about the creeping anxiety that I had felt for that seemingly endless hour, enduring the most extremely claustrophobic conditions, being sandwiched between slabs of cold hard limestone. As for Buddy, he was as cool as a cucumber during the entire ordeal, which for

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86 LAKE ATITLN HOTELFonda del Sol 15 Comfortable Rooms Calle Principal 1-74, Z.2 Tel: 7762-1162 Panajachelh_fondadelsol@yahoo.comFonda del Sol 3a av. 3-45 Z. 2, Calle Santander, Panajachel Tels: 7762-2915 /17 Fax: 7762-1117 email: necos@itelgua.com Comfortable rooms Cable TV Private bath w/ hot water Parking Laundry Your Hotel in Panajachel on Calle Santander Lake Atitln from the best point of view Lake Atitln from the best point of viewSan Juan La Laguna Solol www.uxlabil.com Tel: 5990-6016Present this ad and receive a special discount Lake Atitln view from hotel 4 6 hours per day, 5 days / week A wide range of activities Local Family Homestay available Volunteering opportunities Also, 1-on-1 Online Spanish Lessons Internet access and FREE WIFI Av. de Los Arboles & Callejn Las Armonas Email: info@jabeltinamit.com Tels: (502) 7762-6056, 5460-8310 Eective and fun ways to learn Spanishwww.jabeltinamit.com In the heart of the zona viva of Pana 3a av. 0-42, Zona 2 Panajachel Tels: 7762-0544, 7762-0548Luxury Rooms & Apartments with equipped kitchen. Daily, Weekly, Monthly Rates. Los rboles APART-HOTEL EL CHAPARRALHotel & Travel Agencywww.panajachel.com/chaparral Reservations: 7762-2611 Final Calle Santander, Panajachel, Solol EL CHAPARRAL Comfortable rooms w/ cable TV, private bath, hot water, private parking, heated pool, WIFI Convention center, salonlabendicion.es.tl Rooms Bungalows Apartments Garden Lounge Cafewww.atitlanlacasarosa.com Santa Cruz La Laguna Tels: 5803-2531, 5416-1251 lacasarosasantacruz@gmail.com Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUEIn theory one is aware that the earth revolves, but in practice one does not perceive it, the ground upon which one treads seems not to move, and one can live undisturbed. So it is with Time in ones life. Marcel Proust Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. Gertrude Stein

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87 LAKE ATITLN Tels.: 7762-6114 / 15 Calle Monterrey, zona 2, Panajachel, Solol reservaciones@jardinesdellago.com www.jardinesdellago.com Rest and relax in front of the most beautiful lake in the world: Atitln

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88 QUETZALTENANGO RESTAURANT LOUNGE CHINESE CUISINE 18 av. 4-44, Zone 3 Tel/fax: 7767-4396www.shailongxela.com RESTAURANT LOUNGE CHINESE CUISINE 6a calle y 14 av 13-42, zona 1 Quetzaltenango Tels: 5687-3305, 7765-4687 www.hostalcasadonamercedes.com.gtOering comfortable rooms with private and shared bath. Clean, Safe, Good AtmosphereCasa Doa MercedesHostal PBX: 7761-2521, 7761-9439 15 av. y 4a calle Zona 1, C.C. Santa Rita 2do Niv, QuetzaltenangoPasta Wine Cakes and the Best Pizza in Xela! (home delivery service) #1 in Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, AprilAmaneca en sepia Santa Mara, Quetzaltenango by Celia Alejandra Enrquez Alvarado All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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90 las lisas hawaii P A C I FI C C OA S T / LA S LI S A S / HAWAIIThe shing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone else is aiming for base hits. There is just less competition for bigger goals. If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overesti mate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think. Timothy Ferris I dont want to get to the end of my life and nd that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. Diane Ackerman To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it amboyantly. No exceptions. William James Spend the afternoon. You cant take it with you. Annie Dillard

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92 P A C I FI C C OA S T / M ONTE R I C O Hotel and Restaurant Tels: 5583-6373, 5489-5056 www.hotelportonomr.comMonterrico PORTOFINO REVUE Fun, Free and Informative --and always available online: www.revue.gt Tels: 5588-6747, 7821-3088, 5907-2552 ~ bramishka@yahoo.com casabellamonterrico.com casabellaguatemala.com Monte Rico Hawaii Hotel Association Hotel Utz Tzaba www.utz-tzaba.com Tel: 5945-3622 Hotel Dulce y Salado www.dulceysaladoguatemala.com Tel: 4154-0252 Hotel Honolulu honoluluhotel@gmail.com Tel: 4005-0500 Hotel Caf del Sol www.cafe-del-sol.com Tel: 5050-9173 Hotel Casa Bella www.casabellamonterrico.com Tel: 5907-2552and people of all ages are on their hands and knees creating carpets. In English, it is considered that the carpets are destroyed when the processional carriers walk over them, but in Spanish, it is considered that these are just walked over as a gift or oering for Christ and the Virgin Mary. How did Antigua get to be the largest celebration in the world? is was accomplished mostly through the painstaking eorts of the hermandades. e Spanish brought the religious organizations of cofradas from Spain. e oldest one founded in Guatemala, in 1547, was the Dominican Asociacin Penitencial de America. By 1787 there were 1,982 cofradas and 153 hermandades registered in the country. Facing reforms introduced in 1871, many cofradas were changed to hermandades. In colonial times, one would inherit a position in the procession with turns (carrying the anda) passed from generation to generation. After Antigua was abandoned, processions re-appeared as early as 1808, and turns could be purchased by anyone. Funds are gathered to provide the decorations and to cover expenses necessary to pay for the bands. As anyone may sign up, there has been great competition among the hermandades to get more and more carriers. With an estimated 35,000 carriers for four processions on Good Friday, we clearly see that carriers come from all over the country to participate, as do onlookers who come from the world over. Lent and Semana Santa cont. from page 12For more information, see Lent and Holy Week in Antigua by Elizabeth Bell for a full description, history and list of activities (available in local bookstores and on Amazon).Life is full of obstacle illusions. Grant Frazier

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93 pezdeoro@intelnett.comReservations: L Elegance Guatemala City Tel: 2368-3684www.pezdeoro.comMonterrico Beach, Taxisco P A C I FI C C OA S T / M ONTE R I C O www.hawaianparadise.com 8 kms after Monterrico Tels: 5361.3011, 5204.9140, 5407.0874 The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it. Charles DeLint Success is 10% inspiration, 90% last-minute changes. Freddy Davidy

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94 petn Km. 144 Ruta a Cobn Tels: 53082440 & 57089725 cobn Tours to arq. sites Yaxh & Nakum 4x4 vehicle. Tickets for Tikal, Belize, Chetumal & PalenqueHotel y Dormitorio Ecolgico. RestauranteMon ami Autographed books by author, photographer, and conservationist Thor Janson are available for sale at 3a avenida sur #4-A, La Antigua C O B N / EL P ETN Reejo by Camilo Sarti All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gtHonorable Mention by popular vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, AprilThe moment when you rst wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesnt, matters not a jot. The possibility is always there. Monica Baldwin

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98 marketplaceReach 40,000 readers monthly with your Marketplace Classied. Info: marketplace@REVUE.gt or 7931-4500 SWEETWATER GROUP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS : Meets every Saturday 12 noon & Wed. 12 noon at Hacienda Tijax, Ro Dulce, Izabal. Tels: 5902-7825, 5201-5361. ST. ALBANS EPISCOPAL CHURCH SERVICE IN ENGLISH For merly St. Marks. Sundays 12:00 noon. Casa Conven to Concepcin, 4a calle oriente #41. Tel: 2366-0663. ANNOUNCEMENTS DR. BOCALETTI, Family Practioner, Tropical Disease Di ploma: Attention to adults & children, vaccinations, Spanish, English spoken. Pap smears done by fe male doctor Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm. 3a. av. norte #1, La Antigua (behind the Cathedral). Tel: 7832-4835. CENTRO DE PARTO NATURAL: 15 years of water birth in Guatemala! German midwife attended. Natural birth, routine gynecology, contraception, birth preparation, rst aid, NBAC. Info: 5709-2308, email hannahcdp@gmail.com Guatemala City, house calls in La Antigua. HEALING HANDS THERAPY SPA : Physical therapy, deep tissue massage therapy, full service spa. Owned and operated by US licensed physical therapist. 3a av. norte #20A. Call Micky Morrison for appt. 78321648, 5393-2311. HEALTH SERVICES BLUEBERRIES/ARNDANO AZUL : Organic, super tasty and very healthy. Orgnicos, dulces y muy salu dables. Tels: 7831-5799, 5671-9530. MICROBREWED BEER Brooklyn lager & Brooklyn East India Pale Ale. Deliveries for homes, parties or businesses. Q269/case 5844-6503 FOR SALE *Vintage RHINESTONE JEWELRY : bracelets, earrings, necklaces and pins. *Red Western-style BOOTS womens size 6/36 (like new!) incl. cotton-quilted boot supports. *Natural-ber LUFFAS PRINTS PAINTINGS BOOKS *Womens BLOUSES & PANTS Quality labels, beautiful fabrics, All sizes XXL-XXXL. Tienda Solidaridad, 3a avenida sur #4-A, Antigua *DAWGGONE GOOD (premium) COFFEE 1-pound bags, Delicious Coee for a Cause! Proceeds sup port Unidos para los Animales, www.facebook. com/unidosparalosanimales VIDA REAL TV CHURCH : Join us for an experience with God. Sundays: Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, audito rium Los Atrios, 8am and 10am; and Hotel Intercon tinental, 14 calle 2-51, z. 10, 3rd level, 10am, simul taneous translation. Special program for children. FINGERPRINT-PASSWORD DOOR LOCKS Adele : Guaran teed t, easy instalation, reversible handle. Metal construction resists breakage and vandalism. Mechanical keys for emergency use. Contact Mul tibusiness Group, S.A. ventas@mbg-sa.com Tels: (502)5204-4260, 4990-2468. AA OPEN MEETINGS IN ENGLISH IN ANTIGUA : Mon. 6-7pm, Discussion. Tues. 6-7pm, Big book. Wed. 12-1pm, Literature study. Thurs. 6-7pm, Steps. All at Doa Luisas restaurant, 2nd oor rear dining room. 4a calle oriente #12. www.antiguaguatema laaa.org Tel: 4735-8955 CLUB ROTARIO Meets every Wednesday 7pm at Por ta Hotel Antigua (except last Wed. of the month). Call 7832-7600 http://www.rotaryantigua.org/ DIANNE SENA MSW, LISW Psychotherapist U.S. Cer tied and Licensed. Treating anxiety and depres sion. Teaching interpersonal problem-solving skills. Encouraging personal growth. Oce in An tigua. Tel: 7832-9830. Counseling for Adults & Adolescents. Relationships, Substance Abuse, Trauma and Recovery. Licensed Psychotherapist Gail Terzuola, MSW, LADAC. La Antigua. Tel: 7832-5639. Youll nd GERMAN-SPEAKING CHURCH COMMUNITY LA EPIFANIA on 24 calle 15-65, Zona 13 (right behind the Pope monument on av. Las Amricas). Sunday services continue to be at 10 am. For more infor mation: www.laepifania.org or facebook.

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99marketplaceReach 40,000 readers monthly with your Marketplace Classied. Info: marketplace@REVUE.gt or 7931-4500 PANAJACHEL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Lake Atitlns English-language church meets Sundays, 9am at member households. Visitors welcome! More info. 7762-1581 (Wayne) FOOD & LODGING ROOMS WITH SHARED BATH AND KITCHEN at CasaSito Volunteers House Antigua, Colonia Candelaria. Price: Q1,000 p/p for 2 weeks, Q1,600 p/p-month for single room, Q1,100 p/p month for double room, includes internet/wireless and water/coee/tea. All proceeds are used to support CasaSito Associations education program. Info: www.casasito.org or call 5993-1633. GOING TO TIKAL? Stay with us, just 15 min. from park entrance. No.1 on TripAdvisor El Remate. Hotel & Restaurant La Casa De Don David.com KEY LEASE FOR RISTORANT E PIZZERIA NAPOLI, several meters from La Antiguas Central Park. Restaurant, hotel & a place to live. 40 years of accreditation. To tally equipped (water, electricity, cable). Tels: 48034607, 5416-1748, doncorleone1983@hotmail.com FUN STUFF INSTRUCTION HORSEBACK R IDING, English Equitation Classes : from beginner to intermediate level. Taught by English instructress. See also ad under Fun Stu Ravenscroft Riding Stables New Tel #: 7830-6669, 5408-7057. MEDITATION COURSE Primordial sound by certied instructor from the Deepak Chopra Center (Calif.). For more info. please call or drop by (mornings only). Tel: 7832-0245, 2a calle oriente #6, ask for Cynthia. Classes in English or Spanish. RAVENSCROFT RIDING STABLES : Tels: 7830-6669, 54087057 (English owners) 2a av. sur. #3, San Juan del Obispo (2 miles south of Antigua). English (Euro pean) style riding on t, well-trained horses. Ac companied scenic rides & equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level, intensive courses our speciality. Boots & helmets provided. Please call for reservations & more info. Adventure: Mountain tours, mountain biking, mule riding, canopy tours, paintball games, birdwatch ing, coee tour and tasting. Finca Filadela, Tel: 7728-0800, www.ladela.com.gt SAILING VACATION: Belize Barrier Reef and Islands. Sailing, Diving, Fishing, Kayaking, Snorkeling. Ro Dulce, Lake Izabal, Livingston waterfalls, and more. www.sailing-diving-guatemala.com FREE VISIT TO OUR ORGANIC MACADAMIA FARM! Free samples of our chocolates & nuts, facials with our skincare products. Learn & contribute to our sustain able development project. Contact us for reserva tions at exvalhalla@gmail.com, www.exvalhalla. com or 5889-4925, 5671-9530, 7831-5799. HI-TECH REPAIR, SUPPORT AND SALE: Digital camer as, iPods, computers, Windows, Mac, laptops, desktops. Virus problems and upgrades. Enlaces 6a av. norte #1, La Antigua. Tel: 7832-5555. SWORN (LEGAL) TRANSLATOR Professional transla tion of legal and ordinary documents. Duly reg istered at the Ministry of Education, U.S. and Eng land Embassies. Contact: po_h@hotmail.com or Phones: 5417-9079, 5693-7475, 2261-0792 CERTIFIED TRANSLATOR IN ANTIGUA Urgent transla tions. Contact: translationsgt@gmail.com, Tels: 5630-2405, 7832-5306. Registered in the Ministry of Education and in the U. S. Embassy. TRADUCTOR J URADO EN A NTIGUA : Traducciones juradas y libres. SERVICES IMMIGRATION SERVICES : Jos Caal will do your visa extensions, residencies, stamps from old passports to new one. Anything regarding immigration. Tel: 5518-3128 (oce hours) josecaal@hotmail.com TOSTADURIA ANTIGUA Pioneers in slow roast coee since 1994. Inventors of natural cacao honey bars in 2005, including stingless bee honey bars. Inven tors of REAL white chocolate honey bars from Zapotec-Maya Pataxte or Theobroma bicolor. Located corner 6a calle & 7a avenida. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Would you like to help animals in distress? Follow us: www.facebook.com/ UnidosParaLosAnimales BOHEMIA CAF, ANTIGUA Burgers Snacks Salads Sandwiches Milkshakes Conversation Relax ation and Good Vibrations. 6a calle oriente #18 EMPLOYMENT F LE X/A CTION SCRIPT : Positions available for PRO GRAMMERS (including trainees) staying or living in Antigua. Short and Long Term. See www.veeops. com/jobs or contact hr@veeops.com TRAVEL COMPANY : w/ 10 years of Central American experience is looking for minimum 2-year-com mitment for the following positions: sales (creative design & pricing of individualized travel for a wide variety of clients), & operations. Requirements: u ent English, strong computer skills & be a t with our culture of honesty, sustainability & innovation. Send detailed CV and cover letter to hr@viaven ture.com BURBUJAS DOGGY AND KITTY CARE We oer: bathing, walking, feeding, etc. in Antigua (and environs) and San Lucas. Tel: 5693-8323 REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por lector para promocionar su negocio. S TRESS R ELIEF A MONG T REES Enjoy the Hot Tub and a massage with the active ingredients in major anti-ageing compounds. Call Emilia: 5994-6960. SE BUSCA EJECUTIVO(A) DE VENTAS CON E X PERIENCIA. Enviar CV a: ventas@revue.gt o contactar a John al 7931-4500. POLISH YOUR SPANISH. ADVANCED CONVERSATION AL SPANISH LESSONS. Teacher has Masters from Georgetown University. Flexible hours and loca tions in Antigua. Email: noguerafr@yhahoo.com or Tel: 5168-1350 TOO MANY ERRANDS & NOT ENOUGH TIME? I can help you. I speak Spanish, English & French. I have a car & time. Call me 5865-5232. G UATEMALA S L ARGEST H OLIDAY C LUB NEEDS S ALES AND P ROMOTION S TAFF to present the new exciting holiday product working in Antigua. Professional, fun working environment. Good commission. No experience necessary, full training given. Tel. 3009-5537. I love being married. Its so great to nd that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. Rita Rudner Not all chemicals are bad. 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100 FOR SALE: 2 Lots with Spectacular Views overlooking La AntiguaAdjacent lots of 4151 and 3582 vrs, above El Hato, 7km from Antigua on the new cement road. San Bartolo Milpas AltasTel: 5081-9589Beware the fury of a patient man. John Dryden Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience. George-Louis de Buffon Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson Patience is the companion of wisdom. St. Augustine Gorgeous property in an excellent location, great for a Hotel it has 5 bedrooms, 3 with private room with chimney, dining room, central garden, back yard patio with a fountain, and roof terrace real estate

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102 real estate LAKE ATITLN LAKE ATITLN CIUDAD VIEJA SAN LUCAS SACATEPQUEZ EUROPEAN INVESTORS are looking to acquire land/ property in the Lake Atitln area. Owners or agents please call: 5598-5677. INVERSIONISTAS EUROPEOS buscan terrenos/casa en el rea del Lago de Atit ln. Propietarios o agentes por favor contctenos al telfono: 5598-5677. REAL ESTATE: FOR SALEANTIGUA AREA L ARGE AND BEAUTIFUL HOME in Ciudad Vieja, 7 bdrm, wooden oors, 4 1/2 bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, service area, storage room, large space for parking. Magnicent view to Agua Volcano and wonderful garden with fruit trees. $390,000. http://www.teamantigua.com/ Tel. 7832-7600, 7832-7412. REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE REAL ESTATE: FOR SALEANTIGUA AREA BEAUTIFUL APARTMENTS : 2 bdrm, liv, din, laundry, ful ly-equipped kit, 2 bath, cable TV, Wi-Fi, 24-hour security, cleaning service. 4 blocks from the park. Daily, weekly or monthly. arteceramico12@hotmail. com Tels: 7832-7141, 5096-6740. BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED TOWNHOUSE : Very exclu sive area, 2 bdrm w/bath, hot water, liv/din, fully equipped kit, cable TV, internet, family livrm, re place, terrace, laundry, garage. Tels: 5578-4739, 5910-2615, 7832-7036. REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT ANTIGUA AREA REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT REVUEs Property Conversion ChartNote: the precise size of a vara depends on which source you use!1 Caballera = 45.12 hectares 1 Caballera = 64 manzanas 1 Manzana = 10,000 vr21 Manzana = 6,988 mt21 Manzana = 1.7 acres 1 Hectare = 10,000 mt21 Hectare = 2.471 acres 1 Hectare = 1.43 manzanas 1 Acre = 43,560 ft21 Acre = .4047 hectare 1 Acre = 4047 mt21 Acre = 5645.4 varas21 mt2 = 10.764 ft21 mt2 = 1.431 vr21 Vara = 32.9 inches 1 Yard = 36 inches (3ft) 1 Meter = 39.37 inches BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT Conveniently located in ac cess controlled complex, 3 bdrm, large closets, 2 bath, liv/din, fully equipped kit, hot water, washer & dryer ready. Cable, internet access & other ser vices incld. Furn. $525/mo; unfurn. $425/mo. Tels. 7832-5390, 3007-9259, 4216-8175.GUATEMALA CITY LAS GOLONDRINAS APARTMENTS : Antigua G., bed rooms: cable TV, private bathrooms with hot show ers; apartments with complete kitchen, Wi-Fi. Dif ferent sizes-dierent prices. Daniel Ramrez Ros. Tels: 7832-3343, 5713-6429 aptslasgolondrinas@ gmail.com www.lasgolondrinasapts.info B EAUTIFUL H OUSE km 24, 15 minutes from Antigua. Gated security, 3 bedrooms, studio, 350 mts big lot. 1800V US$ 325,000. Tel: 3288-3977 Willy. If your business is not worth advertising, then advertise it for sale.publicidad@revuemag.com PBX: 7931-4500 FLAT LAND, 4.5 MANZANAS Atitln lakeshore, 800m from the road to Santiago Atitln. Jetty, pool, Ca nadian-style house and two regular ones. Amaz ing view. Info. 5707-0849, no brokers. COFFEE FARM FOR SALE IN SAN LORENZO EL CUBO, 4 miles from La Antigua. 2 Houses, 1 apartment, 1 man zana, all coee processing machinery. See at www. ncalosnietos.com, or call 7831-5438, 4378-2023. 2 PIECES OF LAND IN EL HATO AREA : 3.4 Acres (20,000 vrs ) for US$180,000 neg. & 1000 vrs for US$25,000 neg. Land is 7 kms. & 4 km from La Antigua, both with water, electricity, beautiful view, ready to build. Direct access to highway. Tel 5938-8130. APARTMENT FOR 1 PERSON OR COUPLE Zone 15. Living room, dining room, kitchen, garage, security gate. Q2400. Cable, Wi-Fi. Tel: 5558-5203. FURNISHED APARTMENTS 6 blocks from Central Park, Q2000 & Q2300/mo. APARTAMENTOS AMUEBLA DOS, servicios incluidos, a 6 cuadras del Parque Central Q2000 y Q2300/mes. Tel: 4616-9930 visit: dbmaniac.wix.com/apartamentosenantigua B EAUTIFUL H OME IN GATED COMMUNITY Spacious 4 bedrooms, 4 bathroom with volcano views from the terrace. Many amenities. $1600 plus Q550 maintenance. Call 7937-2213. APARTMENT : Furnished, Wi-Fi, private small yard, 6 blocks from square $350/mo. $150/wk. HOUSE : Fur nished, Wi-Fi, private yard, 6 blocks from square $650/mo. Tels: 4243-3652, 7832-7644. I NE X PENSIVE R OOMS : 15 min. walk to Central Park, 3 bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, shared bath room w/hot shower, cleaning 2x/week, Wi-Fi and Ecoltro water included: $80/week, $170 /month 4966-6386 maria.westfried@yahoo.com VENDO CASA Y TERRENO luz y agua, y drenaje, Anti gua y alrededores. Tel: 4443-5012. HOUSE & LAND light, water & all services, ready to use. Info: 44435012 New charming waterfront home overlooking Lago Atitln in San Juan La Laguna. 1 bdr, can be made into 3 bdr. Furnished, 60 meters x 11 meters, solar, village water. US $85,000 touchtheearth@hotmail. com Charming one bedroom waterfront home overlooking Lago Atitln in beautiful San Juan la Laguna. Fur nished, Fridge & Stove & hot water. $125/wk, $450/ mo. touchtheearth@hotmail.com Tel: 5489-6286 REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por lector para promocionar su negocio.Theres nothing to match curling up with a good book when theres a repair job to be done around the house. Joe Ryan Every day of our lives we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference. Mignon McLaughlin

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103 REAL ESTATE Your Real Estate Team in Antigua Home, Business, Property Management, Carpentry, Gardening and Handyman Services.Calle del Espritu Santo #37A, La Antigua www.teamantigua.com To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. Eva Young Im less interested in why were here. Im wholly devoted to while were here. Erika Harris SOLUTIONS ANTIGUAReal Estate / Bienes Raices3a. Calle Oriente # 15, Tels: 5993-8844, 4905-0192, 5285-6020 www.solutionsantigua.com

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106 advertiser index37 37 37 37 79 75 77 79 77 77 73 71 78 73 79 77 73 73 79 73 75 79 73 86 83 86 87 86 86 86 87 86 86 9 86 92 92 93 92 89 90 93 89 93 93 90 92 91 92 94 94 96 96 96 96 88LODGING Apart-Hotel Las Mercedes ..................... Hotel Antao ............................................. Hotel Uxlabil .............................................. Novo Hostal ............................................... All Suites El Marqus ............................... El Mesn de Mara .................................... Hostal Luna Repblica ............................ Hostal San Nicols .................................... Hostel La Sin Ventura ............................... Hotel Antao ............................................. Hotel Aurora .............................................. Hotel Camino Real .................................... Hotel Casa de las Fuentes ....................... Hotel Casa del Parque ............................. 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Finca San Ricardo ...................................... Hotel Villa Fatima ...................................... Restaurante Chichoy ................................ Restaurante Katok .................................... Kape Paulinos ............................................ Trattoria La Nonna .................................... Finca La Loma ........................................... Posada Del ngel ..................................... Shai Long .................................................... Giuseppes Gourmet Pizza ..................... Equinoccio ................................................. 68 67 69 68 62 61 67 58 7 62 62 67 62 60 63 63 62 57 65 68 11 62 68 68 69 59 62 67 63 59 55 53 68 63 67 61 57 69 65 35 35 35 35 35 78 95 95 95 95 95 78 78 88 88 94HEALTH SERVICES Dr. Milton Solis Plastic Surgery ................ Emergency Services ................................... Antrionika Insurance ............................... 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Utz Artesanias ..............................................CULTURAL El Attico .......................................................... Museo Ixchel ................................................. Museo Popol Vuh ......................................... Chocomuseo ................................................. Galera Museo Centro de Arte Popular ... La Antigua Galera de Arte ........................ 43 40 40 39 43 43 41 48 40 39 42 42 42 42 43 41 39 41 41 41 40 48 101 101 101 99 98 99 101 80 25 47 80 101 81 51 81 88 26 81 80 5 2 96 81 80 27 45 86 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE Tourist Police (Antigua): 7832-4131 Fire Dept: 7832-0234Guatemala City Tourist Assistance: 1500 (24-hour)Police: 120 Fire: 122 and 123 48 31 109 97 33 33 51 108 48 50 49 52 53 49 4 49 97 33 33 33 35 31 49 47 25 49 13 3 50 49 52 46 44 1 47 25 25 25 25 25 27The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. Edward Phelps

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107Time goes by so slowly, at least sometimes, but time can do so much to reach us with sounds, sights, aromas, tastes and even touch in this sen suous country of intense colors and sounds. We hear time early in the morning, with the bells from the Cathedral rst and then from each church in turn. We hear time again later in the day, ringing for evening prayers. We see time in the soft pink skies at dawn, and with the evening utter of white wings as herons return from the cornelds to their treetop nests. We taste time with the seasons, rich sweet avors of the holidays, nutty avors during Lent. Time touches us with the smooth skin of youth, and as time goes by with the rougher hands of a hard worker. We smell the time of passion when clouds of incense pass in processions, and see the time of celebrations when reworks light the skies, especially when a New Year is welcomed with sev eral minutes of sound and light at midnight, repeated again with noise at noon on New Years Day. e time of invierno the rainy season, brings a sensa tion of pungent odor after a storm, especially when light ning has played around the volcanoes that surround us. Cool evenings bring wood smoke from chimineas all over town, time for families to gather at home before bedtime. Verano summer, smells dustier, but is spiced with the sweetness of fresh-cut grasses. A summer day at the shore has its special sea smell, just as a walk in Highland forests is punctuated by the aroma of pines. Around La Antigua Guatemala, time can be seen in the old clocks and older sundials. A clock was placed more than a century ago on the towns much-photo graphed arch. e clock chimed the hours for decades until it fell silent some years ago. A well-meaning family restored it recently, marking the hours with chimes all through the night until neighbors at the convent along side the arch managed to silence the clock after dark so they could enjoy peaceful sleep. Sometimes our senses really dont want to be reminded of the time with bells, or even to be reminded that its morning when the smell of coee brewing reaches our sleeping selves. Search out some sundials among Antiguas ruins and parks. My favorite is vertical, above the doorway of a beautiful old home along Sixth Street. e shadow marks the hours on the wall of the clock, but only from midmorning as the sun doesnt reach the house faade until then. Ive wondered how the residents knew the time to go to school and work in colonial times before clocks, but I guess those who owned magnicent Antigua homes of the period didnt need to worry about punctuality with other than prayers, and the church bells would make sure they came on time for matins and angelus. It is easy to tell the time of a workday morning by the rush of cars into and around the city, and that its time to go home with the reverse rush that evening. Easy to tell noontime when the bright sun is overhead in our deep blue skies. Some farmers without clocks know the time to head to their elds when a regularly scheduled jet ies overhead each morning as it climbs from the city airport, and time to head home when another daily ight is on approach to land, timekeeping thats easier than wearing a watch. Its hard to tell time by the smell of roses and other sweet owers in our gardens and markets, as many ow ers bloom all year in our eternal springtime. On the other hand, the musky odor of marigolds means its November, and the sight of kites ying with the breezes conrms the month. Time hits each of our senses in dierent ways. Tune in and sense it all for yourself. Time SENSUOUS GUATEMALA by Ken Veronda IMAGE BY PHOTOS.RUDYGIRON.COM

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